Israeli, 55, Waiting For Days For ECMO Machine, None To Be Found

Illustrative. In better days before the machines ran out, Hadassah staff transfer an unvaccinated patient in need of an ECMO machine from Nahariya to Jerusalem. (Hospital spokesperson)

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A 55-year-old Israeli woman who is critically ill due to the coronavirus has been waiting for three days to be attached to the life-saving ECMO machine but there are none to be found in Israel, Channel 13 News reported.

The woman, who has no preexisting illness but was unvaccinated, is in desperate need of the machine and her life is hanging in the balance.

The staff at Assuta Hospital in Ashdod where she is hospitalized left no stone unturned in attempts to locate a machine for her but there is not one machine available in the entire country.

The Health Ministry was also involved in the search but to no avail.

Meanwhile, as patients are on the verge of death due to a lack of resources, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz left the coronavirus cabinet meeting early on Sunday in order to meet with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in order to  “keep the two-state solution alive.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. The idiotic secular israeli politicians are always giving away free medical supplies to third world countries and even enemy countries. Thus they don’t have enough doctors and supplies for their own people. There is a reason even secular israeli kids are avoiding the army. First you can’t shoot a terrorist unless you fire a warning shot into the air. Soldiers are fighting with their hands tied behind their backs while the fat cat politicians fill their mouths with treif food even pork. They have little regard to the troops on so many levels. Troops are poorly outfitted. An army made up of misfitted politically correct trans and their ilk. It’s a shame.