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Doctor: Tymoshenko being treated in line with recommendations of German doctor

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July 19, 2012, 6:16 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is undergoing treatment in Ukrzaliznytsia's Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv in line with the schedule drawn up by Lutz Harms, a doctor from the Berlin-based Charite Clinic, a deputy chief doctor of the hospital in Kharkiv, Iryna Fursa, has said.
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Kharkiv – Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is undergoing treatment in Ukrzaliznytsia's Central Clinical Hospital No. 5 in Kharkiv in line with the schedule drawn up by Lutz Harms, a doctor from the Berlin-based Charite Clinic, a deputy chief doctor of the hospital in Kharkiv, Iryna Fursa, has said.

"There was nothing new in the condition of Yulia Volodymyrivna [Tymoshenko] after the last departure of Dr. Harms. He prescribed treatment on the last day before leaving. He examined her, studied the available additional methods of examination, drafted a plan, and left. We have this plan until his next arrival. We are not doing anything that was not prescribed by Dr. Harms. Everything is being done according to the plan that he drafted," she told reporters outside the building of the hospital on Thursday.

She also refused to confirm or deny that Tymoshenko had developed an unknown skin disease.

The doctor also declined to say whether the condition of the patient is deteriorating.

"There are medical secrets and laws of Ukraine that prohibit disclosing the diagnosis of the patient without his or her written consent," Fursa said.

As reported, Serhiy Vlasenko, a defense lawyer for Tymoshenko, said earlier that the ex-premier has an unidentified skin disease, which has affected 50% of her body.

"The Kharkiv doctors haven't been able to diagnose this disease," he told reporters outside Central Clinical Hospital No.5 in Kharkiv on Thursday.

He noted that the rash appeared about two weeks ago and after that doctors stopped the treatment of Tymoshenko's back pain. 

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