President Zeman discharged from Prague Central Military Hospital today

The President, who has been suffering from dehydration and exhaustion, was hospitalized on September 14.

ČTK

Written by ČTK
Published on 22.09.2021 12:08 (updated on 22.09.2021)

Prague, Sept 22 (CTK) – President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman was discharged from Prague Central Military Hospital around 10:45 today, following an eight-night stay.

Zeman underwent medical check-ups in days following his hospitalization, which did not reveal any life-threatening problems. The president suffers from dehydration and minor exhaustion and as such has received infusions.

The Presidential Office described the President’s week-long hospitalization as a reconditioning stay.

Zeman, aged 76, will go from the hospital to his presidential residence in Lány, where he is to hold meetings with Finance Minister Alena Schillerová (ANO), ODS leader Petr Fiala and Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) leader Tomio Okamura this afternoon, two weeks ahead of the general election.

Zeman’s meeting with Schillerová will cover the new draft state budget with a deficit of CZK 376.6 billion. The President had been heavily critical of an earlier draft of the state budget.

Zeman underwent sonography and computer tomography scans, and his blood was taken in hospital.

Zeman has long suffered with neuropathy in his legs, as well as diabetes. He started using a wheel-chair earlier this year due to difficulties walking.

His wife Ivana and daughter Kateřina visited Zeman in hospital, along with Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynář. His predecessor, ex-president Václav Klaus, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Prague Archbishop Dominik Duka also visited him in hospital.

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