Health minister slams media reports about president’s health

The head of a team of doctors overseeing the health of the president, Health Minister Martin Holcát, reacted strongly on Wednesday to speculation by some media that a recent injury suffered by President Zeman was alcohol-related or that the president had collapsed in his home and fallen unconscious. Mr Zeman has been ordered to rest after suffering a late-night fall in which he injured his knee. He is expected to rely on a wheelchair for several weeks and has remained outside the public eye. The health minister slammed what he referred to as dishonest reporting and said as a result he would from now ob only issue written press releases on the president’s health, which he said was improving.

Author: Masha Volynsky