Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Economy and Society: August ‎‏4‏‎, 2012‎

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The cut in the Health Ministry budget for 2012 stood at NIS 18 million before the lately announced additional budget cuts, out of which  NIS 9.4 million, was to come from scaled-back development plans for hospitals. Health Ministry officials say that cutbacks in past years created a deficit of NIS 230 million in hospital development programs. Thus, Abarbanel Mental Health Center in Bat Yam will not be renovated, although the rooftop is made of asbestos, the beds are rusty and the rooms are small and in bad condition.

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August 4th, 2012 at 11:07 am