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The medical staff of psychiatric hospitals and clinics will host a two-hour strike

Trade Union organization of health workers reported that next Tuesday, February 27, held a two-hour warning strike in protest against violence from patients and their relatives.

The strike will take place across all psychiatric hospitals and clinics from 10:00 to 12:00.

The reason for the strike was the incident at the psychiatric hospital in be’er ya’akov last Friday. In the hospital the patient with fists have snatched one of the doctors.

11 February, the special Commission to prevent violence against doctors and nurses in hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms published its recommendations.

Members of the Commission recommended that all medical institutions to be connected to a single computer system that will record the cases of violence. To deploy a video surveillance system in all medical institutions.

Members of the Commission believe that the order in the admission departments should follow the police. In addition, each hospital must designate a responsible for liaison with law enforcement. Those responsible should be installed with the «patron» of the police the maximum time for the police to arrive on call. The medical staff of the hospitals should be able to make a complaint without having to report to the police station.

In addition, the Commission recommends expanding the powers of security guards and also to build a motorcycle rapid response team.

It is also recommended to create a special mobile application for the emergency call to the police, which should be installed on phones of all health care workers.

The guards had received special training should be on duty in the psychiatric departments of the hospitals.

Members of the Commission recommended speeding up consideration of cases on violence against doctors in the courts.

The medical staff of psychiatric hospitals and clinics will host a two-hour strike 26.02.2018

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