HMOs warn labs can’t handle ‘flood’ of new coronavirus tests — TV

Channel 12 says all of Israel’s HMOs are complaining to the Health Ministry about the “flood” of coronavirus tests this week, which they say their labs can’t adequately handle.

It cites a letter to the Health Ministry that warns that “all the labs are in crisis and there is no chance of withstanding the number of tests… because we don’t have enough manpower for this task.”

The ministry previously oversaw all testing, before handing over the process to the HMOs.

This week saw a marked increase in tests amid a new COVID-19 outbreak in the country, largely linked to schools.