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Israeli Physicians Warned on Overcharging Tourists for Treatment

A warning was issued here today to physicians in this country that the Israel Medical Association will “deal severely” with doctors who overcharge tourists visiting Israel. According to the Association’s official bulletin, complaints have been received of such overcharges.

The publication pointed out that, while there are no maximum rates set for medical treatment or consultation, “it is beneath the dignity of the profession to charge tourists more than the rates charged to local residents.” The Association’s committee on professional ethics, stated the bulletin, will act on all complaints found justified.