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Israel: IDF Introduces New Fully Equipped Field Hospital to Serve During Emergencies


A series of 26 tents at the Ben Ami Army Base in central Israel contain the makings of a new military field hospital recently purchased by the IDF. It will be the first field hospital in Israel to serve soldiers and civilians during emergencies, the IDF said. The hospital is being operated by the IDF's Technology and Logistics unit. The purchase of the hospital's components was authorized after research undertaken by the unit, led by General Koby Barak. The hospital, said Professor Yitzchak Kreiss, the IDF's top medical officer, "will replace or enhance existing medical facilities, to ensure proper field treatment in the event of a major ca
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Israel: Palestinian Residents form Emergency Response Team


Although it is hidden away from the view of most the city’s residents by a separation barrier, the Shuafat refugee camp is officially part of Jerusalem. Therefore, like every other neighbourhood in Jerusalem, Shuafat’s residents (who pay municipal taxes) depend on the city for their infrastructure and sanitation services. Three months ago, several young residents of Shuafat decided to take initiative and start an emergency response team (which they named “Taqam Taware’ Assalam,” or Emergency Peace Team) in order to fill in for the lacking infrastructural services. They began training in first
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Israel: Israeli Ambulance Invent the Future!


Israeli Company Tactical Robotics, a branch of Urban Aero created an original vehicle, capable of taking off, flying, landing, all unmanned to save lives, a true version of Drone Helicopter, larger than and smaller drone that a helicopter. The Air Mule has been specially designed to serve the army. But its creator has finally decided to devote himself to the needs of civilian missions, the vehicle can evacuate wounded by air, or extinguish a fire. This is not the first time that a vehicle of this type is created. Dr. Rafi Yoeli UrbanAero was invented in 2007, drawing inspiration from the Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep military pr
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Israel: Poisonous Sakes Emerge Early from Hibernation due to Warm, Dry Weather


The unusually warm and dry weather of January has confused snakes, which usually hibernate during the winter and wake up in the spring, their glands full of venom. Because of the month’s higher temperatures, some venomous snakes have come out of their hiding places prematurely, posing dangers to those who get too close. Dr. Hussein Amar, head of the emergency department of Safed’s Ziv Medical Center, warned the public this week to be alert in grassy areas so as to avoid snakebite. He just treated a worker in an orchard at Kibbutz Dafna who was bitten by Palestine viper while harvesting grapefruit.
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Israel: One out of Every Three Israelis Visits Emergency Room during Year


Nearly 2.5 million visits, excluding women in labour, were made to emergency rooms in the 28 public general hospitals in 2012. The most common age of patients were infants before their first birthday, adults aged 18 to 34 and elderly aged 75 and up, while children aged five to 17 are the least likely to need emergency care. Higher rates of emergency room visits were reported in the Jerusalem and Haifa regions and lower rates in the South. These are some of the statistics released by the Health Ministry on February 5 Wednesday in a 71-page report on “Visits to Emergency Rooms in 2012.” In 2012, three percent return visits occurre
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