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  4/5/2011, Nissan 1, 5771

'Doctors' Strike to Benefit Patients'


The doctors' strike is hard for everyone, but it is ultimately for the good of the patients, said Dr. Orli Freedman, who spoke with Arutz Sheva on Tuesday. Currently, doctors take turns working overnight shifts after a full day at work, Freedman said – meaning that by the early morning, they have been awake for more than 20 hours straight, and sometimes for more than 26 hours.

“Obviously, in the small hours of the night... the ability to judge is not the same as it was. Nobody wants a doctor who has been awake for 24 hours straight to be in charge of their care,” she said.