October 19, 2020 – Israel’s Prime Minister, MK Benjamin Netanyahu visited Rambam Health Care Campus this morning, where he met with the hospital's management and toured the COVID-19 command center, which oversees the activities of the coronavirus departments in the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital. Rambam’s General Director Dr. Michael Halberthal presented the hospital’s COVID-19 activities to Prime Minister Netanyahu, explaining that Rambam’s successes so far have been achieved through the complete mobilization of all hospital sectors, extensive collaboration with civilian and military industries to find solutions for the challenges the hospital has faced during the pandemic, assistance from and the generosity of hospital supporters, and the connection with the IDF medical corps, which opened two COVID-19 departments in the fortified underground hospital to treat civilians. The Prime Minister toured the Knesset, was directly impressed by the technology and computer solutions used to deal with the complexity of medical treatment in Corona. He spoke by telephone and video with Yaakov Artzi, an IDF retiree from Netanya who has been hospitalized there for several days - who told him about dealing with the disease in general and the hospitalization at the underground facility at Rambam. Photography courtesy of Rambam Health Care Campus, Koby Gideon GP
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