Female Paramedic denied access to a patient

Jerusalem, Israel

Paramedic Ruti Levy with Magen David Adom emergency services was called to the Satmar Hasidic synagogue in the Givat Shaul neighborhood for a male who fainted. Once she arrived the patrons would not let her inside to assess the patient.

“I tried to get inside anyway but they shoved me back, said it wasn’t necessary and kept pushing until I reached the stairs,” she related, and noted the haredi men spoke in Yiddish, a language she does not follow. “I called Magen David Adom and asked for backup since it creates a problem if one team member is missing.”

“The whole issue of Pikuach Nefesh apparently isn’t an issue for these people, they are just unbelievably fanatical. They didn’t think about anything that moment except preventing a woman from entering the synagogue,” she said.

Text from Ynetnews.com

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About Joel

I am a paramedic, firefighter and I work for an organ procurement organization. All stories related to work have been altered to HIPPA standards and for the protection of those involved. The personal stories are different. Photography, flying, aviation, hiking, camping, travel, geocaching, amateur radio are a few of my hobbies.
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