‚Police often disregard attacks on medical staffers‘

13.12.2011                      17.Kislev. 5772

Gesundheitswesen:

'Police often disregard attacks on medical staffers'

Many doctors, nurses afraid to complain of abuse, avoid doing so because they think nothing will come of it, ministry chief says.

There were more than 2,500 incidents of physical and verbal violence in hospitals this year, but fewer than half of the victims complained, according to Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Ronni Gamzu.
Gamzu – who was speaking at a meeting of the Knesset State Control Committee on Monday – said that many doctors and nurses are afraid to complain against attackers, or avoid doing so because they think nothing will come of it….