Israel’s public hospitals end two-week strike after securing government funding

The heads of seven Israeli hospitals announced on Sunday that they will end their partial strike after nearly two weeks, having reached an agreement with the government regarding a cash infusion which is sorely needed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The hospitals said that under the agreement, reached with the directors of the ministries of health and finance, they will jointly receive a sum of NIS (New Israeli Shekel) 960 million (approximately US$300 million) by the year’s end. In addition, the agreement establishes an inter-ministerial committee that, along with hospital representatives, will determine budgetary allocations for 2022.

 

To know more read the entire article originally published in The Times of Israel.

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