KYIV (QHA) - An international medical commission on Monday morning started to survey the health of ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is undergoing treatment at the Ukrzaliznytsia hospital in Kharkiv. It includes doctors of the German clinic Charite who arrived in Kharkiv on Sunday night - Karl-Max Einhaupl and Anett Reisshauer, as well as the leading experts of Ukraine's Health Ministry, National Academy of Sciences and Ukrzaliznytsia hospital.
According to UKRINFORM, Deputy Health Minister Oleksandr Tolstanov said this at a press briefing outside the hospital, an UKRINFORM correspondent reported.
"Hopefully, the German colleagues will confirm the positive developments in the health of Tymoshenko," Tolstanov said.
Last night, experts of the German clinic Charite arrived in Kharkiv, and this morning, together with Ukrainian doctors, they are examining the state of Tymoshenko's health in her ward. By tradition, the commission's work began with a report by the Ukrzaliznytsia hospital doctor overseeing the health of Tymoshenko and the course of her treatment recommended by German doctors.
According to Tolstanov, German colleagues praised the work of Ukrainian doctors. "I would entrust my health to Ukrainian doctors," Tolstanov quoted Einhaupl as saying.
He noted that the recent visit of German doctors to the Ukrzaliznytsia hospital took place more than three months ago. All this time, implementation of the recommendations designated by German colleagues in December 2012 continued, since there were no fundamental changes in the patient's health.
"German colleagues praised the work of Ukrainian physicians regarding the scope and usefulness of the designated procedures," Tolstanov said.
This afternoon, the German doctors will leave the hospital. Now the commission's work is continuing.
Responding to a reporter's question about whether the purpose of the commission is the decision on a possible transfer of Yulia Tymoshenko to the Kachanivka colony in connection with the improvement of her health, Tolstanov said, "The commission is continuing to work, and the results will be known in the afternoon."