As DN could tell on Wednesday, so will the Karolinska university hospital (KS) to be included on a list of the ten worst anti-semitic events that occurred in the world in 2018. It is the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, which each year puts together the list.
That KS ended up there is because the case with a jewish doctor (and his jewish colleagues), who reportedly been exposed to anti-semitic harassment by a parent in the hospital for several years . The case has inter alia been criticised for having drawn out on time and to the hospital management has acted decisively and immediately.
got finanslandstingsrådet Irene Svenonius a letter from rabbi Abraham Cooper at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. It was a sharp letter, in which he listed 10 points that in different ways addresses its critical sting against the hospital management for its, according to him, incorrect or non action in the matter. He noted that the KS because of this now ends up on the Center's list of the ten worst anti-semitic events in 2018. A list published in the USA next week.
Abraham Cooper is not aware of all the steps we have taken in the matter, " says Annika Tibell.
She says that it depends on ”external communication”.
I have spent the most time on this case than any other case and we have already taken a number of actions on the current local sjukhusenheten. Among other things, we have changed the division of responsibilities at the managerial level, and enhanced the värdegrundsarbetet. More centrally, we have made contact with the living history Forum, in a collaboration show movies and have an exhibition on people's equal value in our entrance hall in 2019.
– KS has an important function in Sweden and a leading position internationally in terms of research and development. There is a broad picture of the KS and what has happened is a subset of the image. I hope you can see everything else that is done but I am in no way belittling what has happened. We will take action when the investigation is complete.
Annika Tibell says it has established a reference group with säskild knowledge of discrimination and ethical issues that are now actively working on the KS. What's included in the she does not want to say. On the device where the anti-semitic harassment should have been, there have been ”some changes in the contact surfaces”.
" these are difficult issues, there are several different pictures, opinions, about what happened. I listen to them but I do not have its own parallel investigation to the external that is now going on. Regardless of the investigation's outcome, we see what happens in society when it comes to anti-semitism and racism, and we raise these issues, " says Annika Tibell.