Czech President Miloš Zeman in 2013 via Wikimedia / Miloslav Hamřík

Czech President Miloš Zeman to spend four-day ‘regeneration’ stay in hospital

Czech President Miloš Zeman will spend up to four days in hospital as a regeneration stay from Thursday

Prague, Oct 16 (CTK) – Czech President Miloš Zeman will spend up to four days in hospital as a regeneration stay from Thursday, his spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told Blesk.cz server today, adding that Zeman will stay in Prague’s Central Military Hospital (UVN) where he underwent a thorough checkup last month.

“The president is scheduled to spend a reconditioning stay in the Central Military Hospital, which will start on Thursday afternoon and last until Sunday at the latest,” Ovcacek said.

He said “nothing urgent has arisen, no serious health problem that would require a medical intervention.”

Zeman wants to be fit during the October 28 national holiday celebrations, Ovcacek added.

Zeman, 75, underwent a several-hour examination in the UVN on September 24. Ovcacek described it as a regular medical checkup.

Afterwards, UVN director Miroslav Zavoral told SeznamZpravy server that the doctors found no health problem with Zeman except for slight dehydration and “a certain fatigue.”

Zeman eventually said that due to dehydration, he was going to receive several infusions with a supply of minerals.

According to information from the Presidential Office, Zeman has problem walking due to polyfunctional neuropathy caused by diabetes. During his public appearances he sometimes looks fatigued. He suffers from low blood pressure and bad hearing. A chain smoker, he has reduced smoking for his health’s sake.

rtj/dr/kva

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