Condition of Likud MK David Bitan worsens

His family said he required medicine and constant supervision.

MK David Bitan of the Likud party seen at the election committee where political parties running for a spot in the upcoming Israeli election arrive to present their party list, at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on January 15, 2020.  (photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
MK David Bitan of the Likud party seen at the election committee where political parties running for a spot in the upcoming Israeli election arrive to present their party list, at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on January 15, 2020.
(photo credit: OLIVIER FITOUSSI/FLASH90)
Likud MK David Bitan returned to the critical care coronavirus unit for emergency treatment on Tuesday morning after his condition deteriorated, Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer reported on Tuesday.
His family said he required medicine and constant supervision. They expressed confidence that he would leave the ICU following the treatment and make a full recovery.
Bitan was transferred from intensive care to the internal medicine department at Sheba Medical Center on Friday after his condition improved. He was disconnected from the ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine earlier this week, as he continues to get treated for COVID-19, his family announced on Sunday.
But Bitan is an overweight smoker and this has not helped his recovery.
His family has asked for prayers for David Hai ben Margalit. Hai, meaning life, was added to his Hebrew name. They thanked the medical team at Sheba for taking care of him and the public for their prayers.