Specialists replace medical residents at hospitals across Israel

11.10.2011                      13.Tischrei. 5772

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Specialists replace medical residents at hospitals across Israel

State asks court to issue sweeping injunction against resident's resignation, court expected to reject request; no agreement reached overnight Monday, further meeting scheduled Tuesday.

Israel's health system was struck with one of its worst crises ever on Monday, when at least 355 medical residents put their resignations into effect and did not show up for work. The number of no-shows is expected to reach at least 558 on Tuesday.
A hearing that extended into the night was being held in the National Labor Court on the state's request for an injunction against the resignations. No decision was reached in the meeting overnight Monday, and a further meeting was scheduled for Tuesday….