The strike, which began on Monday, has already led to the postponement of most non-urgent operations in hospitals, as well as long lines at hospital outpatient clinics.
Demand twice as high as in recent years; Maccabi to give shots only to high-risk groups.
Study finds that Jewish heart patients are far more likely to undergo cardiac rehabilitation than Arabs.
Statement comes in response to euthanasia tragedy over weekend; some professionals blame failure to implement Health Ministry directive mandating palliative care units be established in all Israeli hospitals.
The strike has been called in protest at a delay in negotiations over new wage agreements.
The killing of a 33-year-old cancer patient by her father, followed by his suicide, brought euthanasia back to the limelight and stirred a debate about the alternatives to the practice, which is banned by Israeli law.
Research highlights Israeli doctors' ignorance, prejudice toward carriers.
The report shows unusually large number of infections occur following surgery to repair a broken femur neck, one of the more common procedures performed in Israeli hospitals.
Operation Pillar of Defense exacerbates shortage, as neonatal intensive care units in the Barzilai and Soroka medical centers in the south are forced to reduce the number of beds.
Studies released this year reveal that patients who were administered with dopamine to treat Parkinson's disease have developed creative talents such as drawing, sculpting, and poetry.