Israeli Hospitals Drill for War

(JNS) Yaakov Lappin - Under the guidance of the IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their ability to shift into war mode should a sudden conflict erupt. Last week, the Ziv Medical Center in Safed held an intensive drill simulating a situation of heavy rocket fire from Hizbullah. During the exercise, the medical center practiced receiving 50 patients "injured" by enemy fire while the hospital experienced power failures and infrastructure crashes as part of the simulation. The hospital also had to check on its ability to function under a cyber attack, which could disrupt blood laboratories or patient records. The drill included direct rocket strikes on the hospital and the need to evacuate damaged departments. Patient evacuations from higher floors, involving rescue by the fire service, were also practiced.

2018-08-09 00:00:00

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