Health Ministry chief instructs hospitals to halt non-essential surgeries

Health Ministry Director-General Chezy Levy has warned hospital managers in a letter that the country is at “a time of emergency” and has instructed them to halt all non-urgent surgeries.

He also calls on them to train further staff for work in coronavirus wards, amid expectations of a surge in serious cases.

He says the the current period is “one of the most complicated in the history of the health system,” and urges hospital chiefs to behave responsibly.

Health Ministry Director-General Chezy Levy during a press conference in Jerusalem about the coronavirus on July 13, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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