Discussion on Israel medical tourism law postponed


The Knesset Health Committee has postponed a discussion on the second and third reading of the proposed Medical Tourism Law that seeks to regulate the entry of non-Israelis to receive medical treatment in Israel.

The Israeli parliamentary committee has put discussions on hold while it decides whether or not the bill, which would restrict the ability of medical tourists to pay for use of Israel's medical system, would also apply to Palestinian Authority residents.

The proposed law has become tangled in the wider local problems of Jewish Israelis and Palestinians who live in Israel. There is a concern for Jews hospitalised alongside PA residents, especially when their families come to visit.

The Knesset Health Committee is seeking to understand why a growing number of Israeli hospital beds and hospital resources are being allocated to PA residents.  The wider problem is that there is a critical shortage of hospital bed space around the country.

The committee also had information from religious body Lavi suggesting that in some hospitals the majority of patients were from the PA and overseas; so needs to investigate the truth or not of these allegations.



Do you have some news or a press release that you’d like to share with the medical travel industry?

Publish for FREE on IMTJ.


Related News

Standards needed in Kenya health tourism

11 November, 2019

Call for spa and wellness certification in Kenya

Saudi healthcare plans

11 November, 2019

International healthcare providers are welcome to Saudi

US travel threat

11 November, 2019

ID programme could prevent Americans flying

Amazon Care: a future US healthcare blueprint?

07 November, 2019

Amazon offers virtual primary care to US employees

UAE private hospital closure

07 November, 2019

DHA closes Dubai hospital for three months