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Medical Association weighs nationwide hospital strike after another assault on doctor

Another incident of violence against medical staff has occurred today in Ramle, two days after an assault on a pediatrician at Soroka hospital in Beersheba, causing the Israel Medical Association to convene a meeting to discuss the option of calling a nationwide strike.

A patient at a women’s health center in Ramle attacked a doctor with a brass knuckle and kicked him in the head, causing him to require medical treatment at Shamir hospital.

Yesterday, the Medical Association held a three-hour strike at Soroka over an incident on Tuesday in which parents assaulted and lightly injured a doctor over a delay in treating their toddler son. The parents have been arrested and indicted.

“We made it clear ahead of time that yesterday’s strike at Soroka is just a warning strike, and today we have no alternative but to seriously consider a strike in the entire health system, so that someone in the government will wake up and put an end to this lawlessness,” says association chairman Prof. Zion Hagay.

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