The Czech President is discharged after almost two months in hospital

The President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman was discharged from hospital on Thursday after spending a month and a half in the Central Military Hospital and improving his health significantly.

An ambulance and a convoy of several limousines have arrived at the center to head to Lany Castle, where the president is due to appoint the country’s new prime minister, Petr Fiala, on Friday.

The hospital’s medical team, which advised Zeman to seek care from a specialized medical center, has signaled that it respects the president’s decision to leave the hospital, according to information on the CT24 channel.

The Czech President is discharged after almost two months in hospital
The Czech President is discharged after almost two months in hospital

“The patient has decided to use home nursing, so the Senior Home Group has taken full responsibility for home nursing, to which the hospital has given all the necessary documents and a care plan,” said center spokeswoman Jitka Zinke.

Zeman was admitted on October 10 with unspecified medical problems. However, surgeon Pavel Pafko, a member of the President’s Medical Council, had previously discovered that Zeman had chronic liver disease.

The head of state left the intensive care unit in early November after spending almost a month in the hospital. He was hospitalized just a day after the Czech parliamentary elections, in which the coalition led by the Democratic Citizens Party (ODS) won the polls against the Alliance of Dissatisfied Citizens (ANO, for its acronym in Czech). of the current Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

Last week Babis went to the hospital to see him and when he left the center he said he was “surprised” by the president’s improvement. “His condition has improved significantly. Compared to October 10, that’s an incredible change,” he said. Babis’ visit was aimed at “knowing when he will appoint Fialas prime minister” so that he can “plan the transfer of power” to ensure continuity in times of coronavirus.

The 77-year-old Czech President has been hospitalized several times in recent years. Last year he underwent surgery for a broken arm that was broken in a fall. He suffers from neuropathy and diabetes and has been working in a wheelchair since this year.

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