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Mečiar in Trenčín hospital with pneumonia

VLADIMÍR Mečiar, head of the Movement for Democratic Slovakia (HZDS), was taken to hospital on the night of November 11. Mečiar is receiving treatment for pneumonia in the Department for Infectious Diseases in Trenčín hospital, the TASR news agency reported.

Mečiar's wife Margita visited him on November 13, informing reporters that her husband is feeling well. It is thought that Mečiar will be allowed to leave hospital within a few days.

Health Minister Rudolf Zajac visited the opposition HZDS leader on November 14. On leaving the hospital, Zajac said he made the visit for "purely humanitarian reasons". "The leader of a parliamentary party and a man whom I respect is ill, and I considered it my duty to visit him," Zajac explained, adding that his visit "will also be effective from the medical point of view".

Zajac also joked with reporters. "Surely, everybody feels better when I come," he said.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
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