In preparation for the tens of thousands of Jewish visitors who will be heading to Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashanah, an Israeli delegation of representatives from emergency services met with representatives of the Ukrainian government.
High ranking Ukrainian officials from the police and emergency medical services, as well regional and local government officials, took part in the meeting, which aimed to create a plan of action enabling a smoother, safer Rosh Hashanah for the tens of thousands of Jewish worshipers head to the city of Uman, to the kever of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.
Included in the delegation were representatives from Israeli Police, Israel’s National Security Council, United Hatzalah Vice President of Operations Dov Maisel, United Hatzalah’s Ukraine Region Rabbi Hillel Cohen, the Foreign and Interior ministries, and businessman Levy Edri. Participants spoke about the challenges that the local authorities will face, as well as how each organization could assist in meeting those challenges.
According to the United Hatzolah Vice President, the organization will be taking over the operation of the local medical clinic in Uman and will be in charge of providing all of the staff and funding for its operation over the entire holiday.
“We will be upgrading the facilities from previous years and investing heavily in creating a higher level of medical service, staffed by EMTs, paramedics, nurses and doctors both local and international in order to provide the best coverage possible.”
Read more at Arutz Sheva.