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“Irregularities” in Medical Set-up in Israel Reported by Physician

The South African delegation to the Congress of Jewish Physicians which will be held in Israel later this year will put forth a demand for the establishment of a medical council in the Jewish State "to wipe out present irregularities" in the medical set-up in Israel, Dr. Jack Penn, chairman of the medical department of the South African Zionist Federation announced here today.

Dr. Penn, one of South Africa’s foremost plastic surgeons, revealed that the Zionist Federation has asked a doctor and a lawyer here to draft a public health scheme for Israel modelled along the lines of the Union’s. Dr. Penn insisted that the "situation in Israel where laymen of the Histadrut hire and fire doctors is something which must be corrected. It would not be tolerated in any other country," he said.