The flu epidemic in Israel, doctors are preparing to strike and to sue the government
Israeli doctors union filed a lawsuit in Superior Court of Justice against the state. The main claims – a catastrophic overload Israeli hospitals and, consequently, the lack of available beds, said "NEWSru Israel" referring to Israels Channel One television.
At the same time, the trade union of nurses in next Tuesday is going to go on strike. That is, the hospitals will not accept patients if the nominal capacity of the office to 100%.
No secret that due to the unprecedented severity of swine flu all the hospitals of the country has an overload. Doh even several times allowed to temporarily close the clinic, and when receiving therapy department is overloaded by more than 150%. For example, in connection with the hospital, "Ziv" in Safed beds for patients placed in the dining room, in the hallways and treatment rooms.
Despite this deplorable situation, the Ministry of Health of Israel officially denies the existence of the epidemic. According to information distributed by the Office, the number of cases is not higher than the seasonal flu waves previous years. However, there is no denying that the number of beds in the therapeutic department over the past ten years has been 17% lower.