Netik: Ex-President Michal Kovac’s Health Has Improved, He’s Conscious

Former Slovak president Michal Kovac (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava, October 3 (TASR) – The state of health of former Slovak President Michal Kovac (1993-98) has slightly improved, as he’s conscious and no longer in an induced coma, Interior Ministry spokesman Ivan Netik confirmed for TASR on Monday.

“He’s breathing on his own, but his health condition remains serious,” said Netik, adding that Kovac is still being kept at the anaesthesiology and resuscitation department of Saint Michael’s Hospital in Bratislava, which falls under the Interior Ministry.

The first president of the independent Slovak Republic has been hospitalised since Friday (September 30). Until now, he was on artificial lung ventilation and in an induced coma.

Kovac has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for some time as well.