On Thursday, May 6, Ministers agreed to push through the Defense Ministry’s plan to reform the treatment for wounded IDF veterans.
The outline, dubbed “One Soul” and budgeted at around NIS 300 million, will go toward the immediate hiring of 60 people for the Rehabilitation Department, and toward additional support for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. (YNET)
Netanyahu vows to get wounded vet reform plan approved ASAP
Prime Minister Netanyahu cheered the compromise reached between government ministries to
fund a plan for improving care for wounded IDF veterans.
After many efforts, we reached an agreement between the Prime Minister’s Office and defense and finance ministries, together with the IDF Disabled Veterans Organization, Beit Halochem, on a budget [for] reforming the Rehabilitation Department. Wounded IDF veterans are important and dear us and an immediate and fundamental reform is needed to ensure the help that they deserve,” Netanyahu said in a statement from his office.
Netanyahu also vowed to convene the government “as soon as possible” to approve the reform, but he didn’t specify when. (The Times of Israel)