Zeman health improving slightly but no release in sight

The health state of former Czech president Miloš Zeman remains stablilised and is slowly improving, officials at Prague’s Motol hospital said on Monday. Mr. Zeman recently required surgery to deal with a blood clot on his leg.

Doctors say that the former head of state, who is 79, is unlikely to be released in the immediate future.

Mr. Zeman, who drank and smoked heavily, has suffered from ill health, including diabetes, and uses a wheelchair.

Author: Ian Willoughby