Five months after suffering a debilitating stroke, former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, remains in coma but will be transferred for rehabilitation at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israeli sources reported.

The sources added that his son, Omri, will be overseeing the transfer procedure. Sharon will remain under heavy security and the Shin Bet has set a plan to safely transfer him to the medical center.

A source at the Shin Bet reported that surveillance will be installed their, but procedures will be taken to guarantee the privacy right of Sharon’s family, Israeli online daily Ynetnews reported.

Sharon has been comatose since suffering a massive stroke in January, which caused severe brain damage. He will be put on therapy to strengthen his respiratory system and to gradually lessen his dependence on a life-support machines that has kept him alive since his stroke.

Should Sharon be able to breathe unaided, he will be put on an advanced therapeutic program to enhance his chances of awakening, the Ynetnews added.