Mahmoud Abbas regains health, could be discharged by tomorrow

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 21, 2018, 11:04 PM IST
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File photo of Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph:(Zee News Network)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas who was admitted to hospital on Sunday his health is improving and can leave the hospital by Tuesday, news agency AFP reported citing a medical source.

The 83-year-old leader was hospitalised on Sunday in the Istishari Arab Hospital near Ramallah after he had some complications following his ear surgery.

Reports also say that he was having inflammation in his ear after which he was rushed to the hospital.

This was the third time within a week Abbas has been hospitalised.

He was admitted to hospital on Tuesday to get a minor ear surgery after which he was released within few hours.

Then he was again hospitalised on Friday.

Abbas reportedly is a heavy smoker and has a history os several health issues related to the heart. 

Abbas's health is the subject of regular speculation, with no clear successor identified.

Senior official Saeb Erekat downplayed fears about his condition late Sunday.

A source familiar with his condition had earlier said he was suffering from chest pain and a high fever.

(With inputs from AFP)