Hundreds of staff members, management members, employees, patients and visitors to Sheba Medical Center attended the Sheba Anti-Violence symposium today (Thursday), following the incidents of violence against medical staff in hospitals.
Dr. Elrai Price. "We will not give in to violence," Photo: Sheba Medical Center
Dr. Sharon Elrai-Price, head of public health services, spoke at the rally with a personal security guard and shared her hard feelings in the face of the threats she is receiving as part of her role: "The red line is crossed all the time and it seems normal.
And what is the solution?
We will not give in to violence, we will not stop saying what is right, we will not stop doing our job.
The state needs to start protecting the medical staffs.
That's your job.
Do it. '
Dr. Elrai Price.
Dr. Zeev Feldman, chairman of the ARM and director of the child neurosurgery unit at Sheba Medical Center, said: "I want to hope that our protest will fall on attentive ears."
Dr. Feldman outlined a number of steps to be taken, such as establishing police points in each hospital, thickening the security system and deploying technological means at all points prone to disaster. Dr. Feldman also noted the importance of deterrence and called on decision makers to act and protect staffs Medical.
Prof. Galia Rahav, from Sheba, also spoke at the rally, who spoke about the threats she received during the corona plague to the point of filing a lawsuit in which she won;
Dr. Shmuel Steinloff, director of Internal Medicine Department C, who spoke about a case of a family that attacked and threatened the staff; and Prof. Arnon Afek, deputy director of Sheba Medical Center and director of the General Hospital, who called on the state to act and protect medical staff: One of the most unnatural phenomena there is.
Because in a natural state, all the people who are here need to be with the patients and take care of them.
Instead, they should say to the State of Israel: 'Take care of us'.
What a shame for this country.
And what do we get answered?
We are investigating. "
Protests at Sheba Medical Center, Photo: Sheba Medical Center
The closing remarks were made by Prof. Yitzhak Kreis, director of Sheba Medical Center, who called for the establishment of a health guard, but stressed: "We will continue to do everything to protect our people, and in the meantime we will continue to provide the best care. We have always taken care of everyone, even those who attack us. "
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