Czech President Zeman in Hospital Over Arm Injury, Expects Surgery

The situation does not pose a threat to President Milos Zeman’s life, according to presidential spokesman Jiri Ovčáček, who also outlined that Zeman is in contact with family and staff.

Czech President Miloš Zeman was hospitalized on Tuesday after an arm injury and he will undergo surgery, the president’s spokesman said.

“The president was hospitalized tonight due to an injury at the Military University Hospital in Prague,” spokesman Jiri Ovčáček said on Twitter.

“The president will undergo surgery of his injured arm. It is not a life-threatening state, the president is in contact with his family and his staff,” Ovčáček said.

“Mr. President was hospitalized at the Central Hospital in Prague tonight due to a hand injury. The president will undergo surgery on his injured arm. This is not a life-threatening situation, the President is in contact with his family and co-workers. The President’s program will be adapted to convalescence”, Ovčáček’s tweet read.

Zeman made an impression of suffering from health troubles at a number of public events of late. He also lost weight apparently.

After announcing his candidacy in March, Zeman said he had undergone a medical check-up confirming he suffered from diabetes and polyfunctional neuropathy impairing the sensitivity of his feet. He underwent a CT examination in September that did not reveal any new problem.

​Milos Zeman was elected in January 2013 for the first time and was subsequently reelected for a second term in 2018.

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