PRESIDENT Rudolf Schuster has started a four-week holiday in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik and in Slovakia's Košice.
Presidential spokesman Ján Fule said that Schuster's daughter Ingrid, a physician, will ensure medical care for the head of state.
Two years ago Schuster almost died after a botched operation on a perforated colon led to multiple organ failure.
Unlike last year, when Schuster chose to spend his holiday in the Brazilian jungle, the head of state this year chose a holiday destination popular with many common Slovaks.
22. Jul 2002 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA