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Israeli anesthesiologists warn of impending epidural shortage

Israeli anesthesiologists are warning of an impending shortage of epidural kits, used to provide pain relief during childbirth.

The doctors appeal to the Health Ministry to find a solution, warning that the kits could run out by next month, Channel 12 reports.

The shortage in Israel is part of a global shortage due to supply problems faced by the US company Portex, which makes a key component in a vast majority of the kits.

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