"A functional and ethical health system must rely on a democratic regime and a strong legal system."
Protesting doctors (Photo: Reuven Castro)
The chairman of the Medical Association, Prof. Zion Hagai, received the results of the special poll conducted by the organization among all doctors in Israel regarding the government's measures in the field of the legal system. According to the results, 89.95% of the members who participated in the poll expressed their agreement with a statement that states at its center
: The RA is a professional and scientific organization of doctors that has goals and values and is committed to protecting the rights of patients and doctors, the health system, the quality of medicine and public health, professional autonomy, the training of doctors, as well as basic values of medical ethics, social justice , compassion, equality and mutual help.
"A functional and ethical health system must rely on a democratic regime and a strong and independent legal system that guarantees that the rights of the patients, the doctors, and the health system - will not be harmed."
Requesting to declare a labor dispute
The special referendum was held in accordance with the decision made by the delegates of the 44th conference of the Medical Association about a week ago.
Some of the doctors who opposed the referendum signed their own petition calling for medicine not to be involved in politics.
last night (Saturday) the heads of the medical unions addressed the chairman of the Medical Association and wrote that they "call on the RA to determine that if the rulings of the Supreme Court are not respected, which will lead to a constitutional crisis - the RA will declare a labor dispute with the possibility of shutting down all medical services (which are not urgent), with the understanding that it is not possible to move to the agenda in view of the expected harm to our patients."
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