​Continuing to Bolster the Periphery for all Populations 
Today, May 18th, 2017, at the Holy Family Hospital in Nazareth, a ceremony took place for the inauguration of the Magnetic Resonance MRI Unit, and was attended by the Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman, many clergy, bishops, mayors of cities and local councils, members of parliament of the United Arab List: Ayman Odeh, Dr. Ahmad Tibi, Dr. Abdullah Abu Ma’aruf, Health Fund Managers, and Doctors.
 
The Holy Family Hospital (The Italian Hospital) resides in the Nimsawi neighborhood in the Northeastern part of the City of Nazareth. The hospital was founded in 1882, and today contains 120 beds. It is one of the three hospitals in Nazareth, serving a diverse population of approximately 250,000 people.
The Management of the hospital and the Members of Parliament thanked the Minister for all of his hard work for the approval of the magnetic resonance unit in the hospital, which will serve thousands of people from the entire region. In addition, they asked that the Minister help the hospital to obtain a license to operate a PET CT machine in the hospital.
 
The Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman said at the ceremony that the inauguration of the MRI machine in Nazareth is part of the implementation of the reform in this field and in accordance to the need to operate such a machine in every hospital in Israel. In his address, he explained that strengthening the periphery is at the top of the list of priorities in the healthcare system and that the policy of the Ministry of Health is to advance all of the populations with no distinction or discrimination.
 
During the ceremony, addresses were also given by the Medical Manager of the Hospital, Dr. Ibrahim Harbaji, the representative of the owners of the hospital, Bashara Shukir CPA, MPs Ahmad Tibi and Ayman Odeh, as well as Minister Yaakov Litzman.
Additional participants in the ceremony were Meirav Gut, Director of the Northern District of Clalit Health Services, and Dr. Efrat Baron-Harlev, Medical Director of the Northern District of Clalit Health Services.
 

The Minister of Health Inaugurates a New MRI Unit in Nazareth
The Minister of Health Inaugurates a New MRI Unit in Nazareth
The Minister of Health Inaugurates a New MRI Unit in Nazareth
The Minister of Health Inaugurates a New MRI Unit in Nazareth