20.07.2011 18.Tammus, 5771
Israeli doctors step up strike as hundreds of residents abandon shifts in protest
Israel Medical Association nearing deal with Finance Ministry, but residents believe that the agreement would debase those in medical profession.
Hundreds of resident doctors abandoned their posts in hospitals across their country on Tuesday in protest against an agreement being hashed out between the Israel Medical Association and the Finance Ministry, aimed at ending months of strikes and sanctions.
By early afternoon, residents had deserted their shifts and began picketing in the parking lots at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Meir Hospital in Kfar Sava, Sheba Medical Center in Be'er Sheva, Rambam Medical Center in Haifa and the Shalvata Mental Health Center in Hod Hasharon….