03.11.2020 – In order to address the current outbreak of Coronavirus in Israel, Yad Sarah has instituted a Coronavirus Hotline. Yad Sarah’s considerable resources such as their telephone response equipment and staff, their national system of volunteers, and their fleet of vans will deliver much-needed home care equipment, such as respiratory needs, etc. while people remain in quarantine.
The mandate of the new service is to reach the more than 70,000 Israeli citizens who are in self-quarantine and keep them at home, rather than overwhelming the hospital system.
Yad Sarah continues to operate their 120 branches around the country for those who are not feeling well or have been in contact with someone who is ill.
March 9th 2020
Yad Sarah- Press Release
Due to the spread of the Coronavirus in Israel, Yad Sarah is establishing a new service – The Coronavirus Hotline.
Currently, there are approximately 70,000 Israeli citizens in quarantine in their homes, some in need of vital medical equipment such as oxygen cylinders, respiratory and orthopedic equipment, and more. This service is over and above the home hospitalization service that Yad Sarah runs and assists 20,000 families annually.
Due to the quarantine, they are not able to get the equipment they need, so Yad Sarah, the largest volunteer organization in Israel, is setting up a new and accessible service. It will provide an emergency service to people who need medical equipment but, because they are in quarantine, cannot leave their homes to borrow it from a Yad Sarah branch.
The equipment will be transported by a dedicated mobile unit of the organization and volunteers wearing protective clothing will place the medical equipment outside the homes of those in quarantine.
The service is provided voluntarily, and requires a deposit for the equipment, which can be arranged by telephone through the Coronavirus Hotline.
The hotline will operate from 08:00 until 17:00, and the equipment will be supplied throughout the country within 24 hours.
In addition, Yad Sarah continues to operate and to supply all of its 116 branches throughout the country with necessary medical equipment.
The Coronavirus Hotline number:
Headquarters: Yad Sarah House, Kiryat Weinberg, 124 Herzl Blvd. 9618722 Jerusalem, Israel
Tel 972-2-644-4429+| [email protected] | www.en.yad-sarah.net