Patient stabs nurse at hospital; Israeli nurses’ union calls for strike

A nurse is in a average however secure situation after she was stabbed by a affected person at the Shmuel Ha’Rofe Hospital within the central Israel city of Beer Yaakov on Monday night.

The suspect, an asylum seeker from Eritrea in his thirties who was a affected person at the hospital, was arrested and brought in for questioning by police.

In response to the assault, chair of the nurses’ union, Ilana Cohen, referred to as for a strike to happen on Wednesday.

“We must put an end to violence in the health system,” Cohen stated. “We will shut down the entire system on Wednesday to say clearly – enough violence!”

The Ministry of Health acknowledged that it strongly condemned the violence and ordered that safety be elevated at well being establishments.

Yaakov Litzman attends a Knesset Health Committee assembly on July 2, 2018. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

“We are committed to the safety and security of the treatment teams, and we will work with the police and the Public Security Ministry to ensure that such cases do not recur,” stated Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman.

The assault comes the day after a lady was given a sentence of 5 months of group service for a number of circumstances of assault, together with in opposition to hospital safety guards.

During the sentencing the choose famous that “violence against medical staff and security guards has become widespread and it is incumbent on the court to protect medical staff.”

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