Bill to End Standing on Line for Over 80’s


The Ministerial Committee for Legislation decided on Sunday to advance a bill to allow citizens age 80 and over to receive public services without having to stand on line.

The sweeping exemption, if it gains final approval, will apply to government offices and agencies, stores and supermarkets, and so on.

The proposal does not include waiting for a doctor at the public health services, where treatment will continue to be first-come-first-serve with preference given, of course, to emergencies and more serious cases. Gas stations would also not be affected by the new law.