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        1/2/2012, Tevet 7, 5772

      C'tee OKs Compensation for Pre-Aliyah Polio Patients


      The Labor, Welfare and Health Committee of the Knesset approved for its first reading, Monday, a bill that would end discrimination between polio patients receiving state aid whose history started in Israel and those who came on Aliyah with the disease who receive no compensation.

      Under the measure, polio patients who immigrate to Israel will receive compensation and stipends equal to those who were born here.