Officials at Haifa's Rambam Hospital began Monday morning the process of transferring whole wings and patients to a large underground bomb shelter containing hundreds of beds.
The bomb shelter was prepared in recent weeks in the wake of the outbreak of hostilities in the North. The advanced facility includes air-conditioning and other systems required in order to perform the functions of a regular hospital.
Earlier in the war, the hospital in the northern town of Nahariya moved its operations underground.
Recently, sensitive departments at Rambam were moved to old quarters at the hospital located at the basement. The latest move follows
the heavy rocket barrage that struck Haifa Sunday night, killing three people and wounding scores
Meanwhile, other hospitals are reviewing wartime procedures, while Hillel Yafe hospital in Hadera made special preparations over the weekend after rockets landed in the area.