Fico Remains in Hospital for Further Observation

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Fico remains in hospital for further observation (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, April 15 (TASR) – Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) will remain at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases for further observation for the whole of Friday, TASR learnt on the same day from the institute’s spokesperson Dobroslava Krajacicova.

The institute won’t provide any more details about the prime minister’s state of health because his family doesn’t want this.

Fico has been in hospital since Thursday (April 14). He went there independently, accompanied by his security guards, and then underwent a cardiological examination.

The premier had to cancel Thursday’s planned visit to the Czech Republic due to these health concerns. His schedule beyond Friday remains valid for now. The Government Office will provide information about further developments as soon as possible, said Fico’s spokesperson Beatrice Szaboova.

Fico is scheduled to visit Poland and Hungary next week. However, the new Slovak prime minister usually pays his first official visit in office to the Czech Republic. Fico’s schedule might be revised, therefore.

According to Dennik N daily, Fico was suffering acute coronary disturbance caused by an embolism.