President Reuven Rivlin met on Monday with heads of public hospitals in light of their warning that they face collapse because of a lack of government support amid the coronavirus pandemic. Rivlin called on the government to intervene in the hospitals' funding crisis, as the medical centers warned they would go on reduced footing from Wednesday. 

KAN reporter Naomi Segal spoke with Prof. Avi Weiss, President of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel and a professor of economics at Bar-Ilan University, who explained how the current crisis underscores the problems in the structure of the Israeli hospital system.