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PM Dzurinda wants to make official visit even in cast

PRIME Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda broke his leg while skiing in the Kysuce
region on March 4 and had to undergo surgery on his leg.

The injury has made his agenda complicated.

British PM Tony Blair is supposed to visit Slovakia for the first time in history on March 9. Dzurinda should fly to the USA soon after to meet US President George Bush, the daily SME wrote.

Dzurinda intends to travel despite his injury.

Dr. Akhtam Yaghi, head of the Intensive Care Unit, said that the PM would probably be released for home care on March 7. Recovery from such an injury usually takes about 16 weeks. According to Dr. Yaghi, the PM is not at risk of an embolism during the flight and should not suffer any permanent side effects, despite the screws put in his leg during the operation.

Martin Bútora, the former Ambassador to the US, told the daily SME that the visit to the White House is almost impossible to put off, even after surgery. Protocol will be adapted to take the injury into consideration.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
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