German doctors do nothing but lobby for Tymoshenko's political interests, says expert

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July 9, 2012, 7:08 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Tymoshenko supporter

The treatment of patients that suffer from back problems like those of as former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko has, takes 21 days, if the patient did not undergo surgery, Director of the Professor M. Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology (Kharkiv) Mykola Korzh has said.

 "From the viewpoint of medicine, in the case of Tymoshenko we can see problems from which literally every second citizen of our country suffers. We doctors deal with such things every day, and, as the practice of Ukrainian and world experts shows, recovery takes 21 days if the patient does not undergo surgery," the expert told Interfax-Ukraine on Monday.

"Today we are speaking about two months of treatment… Just think over this term. And we can see that German colleagues are just lobbying for the political interests of the patient. More than 400 treatment procedures, which could have put at least 10 patients with similar problems back on their feet, have been carried out over this period," Korzh said.

"We think that we should hold nothing more than a professional dialogue with our German colleagues," he said.

He said the German doctors should take care of their reputation and stop playing political games.

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