Dear President Kovac …

Former Slovak president Michal Kovac (79) has been transferred from St. Michael’s Hospital in Bratislava to the intensive care unit at the hospital in Kramare, reports daily Plus jeden den. Kovac was transferred to intensive care due to his deteriorating health.

Kovac, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, was taken to hospital back on 12 July due to nausea and dizziness. At that time, Kovac himself said: “It’s nothing extraordinary. This has happened to me a couple of times before”.

Since being admitted, the former president has undergone a series of examinations, which confirmed that his state of health was being affected by his condition. Director of St. Michael’s hospital, Milan Krisko, refused to comment on Kovac’s condition.

Few politicians, past and present, have visited the former president in hospital, even after his many years of services and his involvement in key moments of Slovak history. The current president, Ivan Gasparovic,  claimed on TV that he had called to inform of the former president’s condition, but this was refuted by the medical facility.

We wish him and his family the best of strength.

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