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  10/6/2011, Tishrei 8, 5772

Litzman to Residents: Recant Resignations


Deputy Health Minister Ya'akov Litzman repeated his call, on Thursday, for  medical interns to exercise responsibility and not resign in the interest of the public health system and its patients. He also called on the doctors to keep talks going to take care of their demands within the framework of the recently signed collective bargaining agreement between the Israel Medical Federation, the Health Ministry and the Treasury.

Litzman's call came during a meeting with representatives of the residents, when he listened to their demands and discussed options for solving their situation. The interns have threatened to resign in protest of the way they were treated in the recently-signed agreement.