Palestinian Ministry of Health
Mai Alkaila, Palestinian Minister of Health said Sunday that the government is seeking an alternative option to the Israeli hospitals to transfer patients who need treatment into Jordanian and Egyptian hospitals instead the Israeli ones , reported Wafa News.
Last month the Palestinian Ministry of Health stopped transferring patients to Israeli hospitals, this was in response to the Israeli refusal millions of dollars in tax revenues collected on behalf of Palestinians.
Alkaila said that the decision not to send patients to Israel will not affect the care for patients with diseases beyond the expertise of Palestinian health care system, as these patients will potentially be transferred to local private hospitals, or to adjacent countries such as Egypt and Jordan.
She added that the main goal of the Ministry is to localize health services, attract medical practitioners, and provide high quality, safe health care.