Doctors say Lutsenko needs to undergo surgery within six months, says People's Self-Defense
Doctors have come to the conclusion that former Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has to undergo surgery within half a year, the Ukrainska Pravda publication has reported, quoting a posting of the People's Self-Defense Party's press secretary, Larysa Sarhan, on Facebook.
Sarhan said that an extended medical commission has visited Lutsenko at the Mena Penal Colony on December 17.
"The commission included 12 highly qualified doctors, professors of various spheres, including those who examined Lutsenko earlier," the press secretary said.
"Professor, Doctor of Medicine, corresponding member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Head of the Gastroenterology, Nutrition, and Endoscopy Department of P. Shupik National Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education, Natalia Kharchenko, who signed the conclusions on 'satisfactory' state of Lutsenko's health numerous times, was among them," Sarhan said.
"This time she asked Lutsenko why he was sitting, as he is not allowed to sit with such a disease," she added.
"After the examination and a conversation with Lutsenko, the doctors unanimously decided that he needs to undergo surgery within half a year," the press secretary said.
As reported, earlier doctors discovered that Lutsenko has polyps and recommended to remove them via surgery.