Daily Israel Report

Central Israel Hospitals to be Fortified Against Rockets

Israel decides to be pro-active, install protective coating in hospitals in central part of the country.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 3/13/2012, 5:13 AM

Hospital (archive)
Hospital (archive)
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As part of the Israeli government’s strategic plan to protect medical centers, which will be implemented during 2012, it has been decided to improve the fortification of hospitals in central Israel against missiles and bombs.

The project, which is being carried out by the Al-Soreg company, includes adding protective coating to the glass windows in hospitals. The coating is designed to protect from loss of life and to reduce property damage from shattered glass and scattering debris.

The project includes installations of approximately 100 thousand square meters of protective coating on windows in 28 medical centers across the country. The cost of the project is over 15 million shekels and it is expected to be completed in the coming months.

Uzi Zaharoni, Marketing Manager at Al Soreg, told Arutz Sheva on Monday that the decision to protect hospitals in the center of the country is unrelated to the current escalation in the southern part of Israel, which has been hit by more than 200 rockets over a period of four days.

Zaharoni explained that the project is a reflection of the seriousness of the Ministry of Health and Home Front Command about protecting Israel’s residents.

He added that the project is a result of a decision by the two bodies to act in a timely manner and not wait for a barrage of missiles to hit central Israel before deciding to protect the area’s medical centers.