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  8/22/2011, Av 22, 5771

Doctor Sanctions in Northern Half of the Country


The Israel Medical Federation announced, Sunday evening, that its members will strike operating rooms in hospitals in the northern half of the country on Monday, except for emergency and cancer-related surgeries. The sanctions will apply as far south as Jerusalem and the Asaf Harofeh, Ichilof, Sheba and Wolfson hospitals in the Tel Aviv area. The doctors will also strike outpatient and day patient clinics and institutes in these hospitals, but urgent dialysis, IVF and other continuing fertility treatments and cancer treatment will be administered.

The Clalit Health Fund's clinics in the Sharon and Samaria regions will also be struck. There are no sanctions in the southern half of the country because of the security situation.