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  Cheshvan 19, 5773 , 04/11/12

Health Ministry Won't Accept Abandonment of Bikur Holim

Following a walkout by staff at Jerusalem's financially-troubled Bikur Holim Hospital, the Health Ministry issued a statement that "the hospital has reached a critical moment of closure or transfer [of patients] to another hospital."

The statement continued, "No [employee of an] institution can take upon himself the right to abandon medical frameworks, even if he's not receiving his salary and there is a serious withholding of wages. Therefore the executive director informed the chairman of the board and the workers' committee that the process of closure or transfer in a coordinated and gradual manner, and in no way will there be abandonment by the staff which could endanger the patients in the wards."

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