MDA Suspends Decision To Shut Down Stations In Yehuda and Shomron

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Magen David Adom (MDA) has decided to suspend for a month the decision to reduce and close stations in Yehuda and Shomron and the Jordan Valley, following the intervention of Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, and in part because of the pressure exerted by the Yesha Council.

Earlier, the Yesha Council sent an urgent letter to Magen David Adom (MDA) Director General Eli Bin, signed by the heads of the local authorities, demanding that they postpone the decision to reduce activity at and close MDA ambulance stations in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley.

“If this happens,” the heads of the Yesha Council wrote in their letter, “we will reach a situation in which large areas of the region will remain without a proper emergency medical response. The response time for the evacuation of patients and those injured in accidents or terrorist incidents may be extended and there will be no proper response to the casualties.” They continued: ” This is a high-risk decision that could, G-d forbid, lead to the loss of human life.”

 

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com}

2 COMMENTS

  1. What does it mean to not have emergency service for close to a million residents? People there don’t get sick, don’t have strokes or heart attacks, or give birth??? What kind of meshugas is this???

  2. They suspended the shutting down of the MDA because they were (probably) “threatened” that Hatzalah will take over. The MDA has the monopoly in Israel and cannot handle anyone taking it from them.

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