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  12/6/2012, Kislev 22, 5773

NIS 7.5 Million to Treat PA Patients in Israel

The Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria (Shomron) has budgeted 7.5 million shekels since 2010 to pay for hundreds of transplants, operations and other medical procedures for Palestinian Authority (PA) residents, according to the Website of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). The Israeli health-care system also provides seminars and other training to members of the PA health-care system.

The COGAT Website cited the example of a PA child who underwent a bone-marrow transplant at Tel Hashomer Hospital, near Tel Aviv because the PA did not approve the family's request for funding. In addition to the medical care, the patient's family was assigned a social worker to take care of the needs of the boy and his family.