Zeman’s health is improving slightly, the hospital says

Update: 22.10.2021 22:23

Prague – President Miloš Zeman’s health condition has slightly improved thanks to treatment in the last two days, the Central Military Hospital (ÚVN) announced today. He published the report with his permission, he said net. Zeman has been hospitalized since Sunday, October 10, and according to the doctor who treated him and the director of VN Miroslav Zavoral, they were the cause of the complications that accompany his chronic illness.

“With the permission of the President of the Republic, Mr Miloš Zeman, we say with cautious optimism that thanks to the comprehensive care of the VN specialist, his health improved slightly on Thursday and Friday,” spokeswoman Jitka Zinke said on the hospital’s website. The president was hospitalized in the intensive care unit.

Senate President Miloš Vystrčil (ODS) announced on Monday, based on information from the Central Committee, that Zeman is now unable to perform work duties due to health reasons. In addition, the long-term prognosis of his health is highly uncertain, and thus likely to return to work in the coming weeks, he added. Therefore, the politicians began to discuss the possibility of transferring power to the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the DPR under Article 66 of the Constitution.

Except for Zavoral’s announcement, the hospital has not published any information about the president’s condition. He justified this by saying that he did not have the patient’s consent. Prague Castle did not provide a report on Zeman’s health with the same explanation. The President’s office has faced criticism from the opposition and government politicians for the way it informs about the president’s health.

Zeman, his predecessor in the presidency, Václav Klaus, visited Zeman today in VN. They talked for about 50 minutes. flash he said the president’s illness had weakened and changed his priorities and the topics he faced. “He talks more about health than his political opponents. But he knows very well who his political opponents are,” Klaus said.

According to Prime Minister Andrej Babi (YA), Zeman needs time to be treated. According to the president’s wife Ivana, treatment will also take time. Deník N and Radiožurnál have previously stated that Zeman suffers from ascites, which is the accumulation of water in his stomach due to liver problems. Klaus has said before that the president has liver problems.

Zeman stayed in VN in September, spent eight nights there. According to Prague Castle, it was a period of reconditioning, during which the president underwent several checks and IVs. Castle’s report at the time stated that the president was dehydrated and mildly fatigued and no values ​​above the limit were found for diabetes. According to the report, foot neuropathy, which causes the president to move in a wheelchair, continues. According to him, the examination did not reveal any disease or problems that could endanger his life. Two days before Zeman was hospitalized, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said the president had been sick for two weeks.

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