Continuing his policy of surprise visits, Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman on Thursday night made surprise visits to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital and Jerusalem’s Magen David Adom HQ.
Since taking office, Litzman, who is in essence the acting minister, announced he would be making surprise visits to medical facilities and hospitals around the country as a matter of policy, permitting him to evaluate the operations of institutions under his ministry’s responsibility in a realistic fashion.
Litzman entered the MDA building and waited at the Terem emergency clinic, evaluating the patient-handling time and the medical staff’s treatment of patients. He was reportedly quite impressed. He also met with a number of chareidi MDA volunteers who recognized him and thanked them for their holy work on behalf of the tzibur.
Litzman has visited other hospitals in a similar fashion since taking office, pleased with the outcome of the unannounced inspections, which to the credit of hospitals to date have resulted in positive reports.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)