Health Ministry Director General Chezy Levy chides six public hospitals for their threat to refuse to accept patients from Sunday until a budgetary dispute is resolved.
“We cannot accept a situation in which patients are used as bargaining chips,” Levy writes to the hospitals.
“The public hospitals are obligated to receive patients who arrive at their doors. Therefore, I do not accept the statement in your letter on the refusal to admit patients from Sunday,” adds Levy.
The hospitals are demanding the state increase their budgets, citing the coronavirus pandemic.