Hadassah denies reports that Sharon is to be moved

Hospital sources say PM will be relocated after March 28 Knesset election.

By JUDY SIEGE-ITZKOVICH
March 17, 2006 21:15
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sharon hospital out 298 . (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])

The Hadassah Medical Organization denied on Saturday night a Channel 10 TV report, according to which Prime Minister Ariel Sharon - in a deep coma since January 4 - would be transferred to long-term nursing and rehabilitation facilities at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer after the elections. "Nothing has been decided so far when he would be moved or where he would be moved," said spokeswoman Yael-Bossem Levy. Doctors have said that with everyday Sharon, 78, fails to regain consciousness, his chances for recovery diminish. Sharon has had seven operations, including three brain surgeries, since the January 4 stroke. Hadassah-University Hospital, Ein Kerem, denied earlier this week a claim published in Yediot Aharonot that Sharon's condition is "gradually improving" and that he is reacting to his sons' voices by moving his limbs. The spokeswoman said there is no change in his condition, which remains serious but stable.


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