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Health minister: Tymoshenko's treatment successfully completed

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July 27, 2012, 4:40 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Raisa Bohatyriova has said she believes that the treatment of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been successfully completed, the press service of the Regions Party has reported.
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Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Raisa Bohatyriova has said she believes that the treatment of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been successfully completed, the press service of the Regions Party has reported.

She announced this on Friday, July 27, while commenting on the health of the former prime minister.

"Today, an international commission composed of German and Ukrainian doctors, on the basis of all available data on the health of patient Tymoshenko and on the basis of the number of procedures that the patient underwent, noted that the rehabilitation process has been successfully completed," Bohatyriova said.

She said that Tymoshenko is very active and has had a lot of different meetings.

"And this indicates the patient's health is improving and that her treatment has achieved a positive result," Bohatyriova said.

She recalled that six months ago, Tymoshenko asked the medical staff of the State Penitentiary Service to allow her to be examined and involve foreign experts in her treatment.

"An international commission composed of doctors from the German Charite Clinic and Ukrainian doctors was created at that time. By the way, the Charite Clinic has a good reputation, so the patient's treatment, diagnosis and rehabilitation should be effective," she said.

However, she said that according to all standards of the treatment of a disease that the former prime minister has, there are no grounds for her to have a long-term stay in hospital.

"Therefore, when Ukrainian doctors conducted all of the procedures recommended by German doctors, the question arose what further recommendations should be given for the patient. Now, for unknown reasons, German doctors from the Charite Clinic canceled their representative's visit to Tymoshenko. The German doctors have not come to Ukraine and have not examined Tymoshenko for 16 days, communicating with the patient only by phone. That is why it is impossible to adopt a plan for Tymoshenko's further treatment with the German doctors," Bohatyriova said.

She said the Ukrainian doctors remain aloof from the politicization of the process of Tymoshenko's treatment and are trying to professionally continue to fulfill their duties.

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harley July 27, 2012, 5:11 p.m.    

That's super, Raisa; now you can continue with the lynching!

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Roman Dawydiak July 29, 2012, 11:24 a.m.    

Having been in bed with both Viktors Yanukovych and Yushchenko Raisa is well versed in anti-Tymoshenko rhetoric. As for her public health record, she would be much more effective in cleaning public toilets.

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