Creating new perspectives since 2009

Palestinian doctors' union: Operations rooms shut down at Jenin Hospital

September 14, 2023 at 2:10 pm

Injured press member is taken to hospital with ambulances after Israeli forces raid Jenin, West Bank on June 19, 2023 [Nedal Eshtayah – Anadolu Agency]

The Doctors’ Syndicate said yesterday that they have been informed by Jenin Hospital about the closure of their operations rooms and the cancellation of surgical procedures, effective immediately and until further notice.

In a brief statement, the Doctors’  Syndicate attributed the closure to a shortage of anesthesiologists.

The union has accused Health Minister Mai Al-Kaila and the ministry’s directors of “indifference” in addressing the existing shortage.

READ: Palestinian doctors to walk out after PA backtracks on deal