Ariel Sharon's family to pay part of his medical costs

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August 15, 2011 17:05

 
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Former prime minister Ariel Sharon's family will pay part of his medical expenses, which reach NIS 1.5 million annually, the Knesset Finance Committee decided on Monday.

A panel appointed by the committee investigated the state's payment of Sharon's medical bills, and determined that the public should be responsible for NIS 750,000 every year, and the other half will be paid by his family.

The change came after Sharon's family asked to transfer the former prime minister, who has been comatose since 2006, to his ranch in the South, which would increase his medical expenses.

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