Senior figures in the Israeli medical world have criticized the treatment of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon received after his first, "minor", stroke.
A number of doctors have said that the prime minister's return to work affected the development of Sharon's cerebral hemorrhage.
A doctor told Ha'aretz Friday morning that he "didn't understand how the prime minister, two weeks after a stroke and the night before he was supposed to undergo catheterization, was allowed to spend the night at an isolated ranch in the south of the country."
In an interview to Army Radio, Professor Shmuel Shapira, Deputy Director of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, refuted criticism of Sharon's treatment. "We are very pleased," Shapira said. "We wish everyone would receive this level of care, decisions made this quickly."