Rambam refuses Litzman’s orders to fire doctors

16.11.2011                      19.Cheschwan. 5772

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Rambam refuses Litzman's orders to fire doctors

Doctors shut down the hospital for several hours after the deputy health minister ordered dismissal of several doctors.

The doctors' council at Haifa's Rambam Medical Center went on an hours-long strike Wednesday morning until 10 a.m., shutting down the hospital in protest of Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman's orders to immediately dismiss a number of specialist doctors at the hospital who tendered letters of resignation on Tuesday.
Doctors said they were limiting their protest to several hours in the morning because the hospital management supported them in the showdown with the Health Ministry. The hospital refused to act on Litzman's orders….