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Economy and Society: February 1, 2012

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Three years following a harsh report by the State Comptroller who found a long list of flaws in the provision of rehabilitation and mobility equipment to the disabled, the main flaws still exist, as are the promises of the Ministry of Health to improve its services.  Receiving aid from the ministry still requires filling out numerous forms about the applicant’s health and income; there is a lack of manpower in the relevant bureaus; receiving a wheelchair or prosthetic leg might depend not only on the applicant’s need, but also on the existence of funds in the health bureau’s budget.  In many cases applicants are referred to privately funded associations such as Yad Sarah or Ezer MiZion.

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February 1st, 2012 at 7:30 pm