Conflicting reports on Mubarak situation
Conflicting erports on the health condition of Hosni Mubarak. Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was hospitalized in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh Tuesday, two days after he was summoned for questioning by prosecutors, reports said. According to AFP, hospital director Mohammed Fathallah confirmed on Egyptian television that the former president had arrived at the hospital at 5:00 pm. He said Mubarak suffered a sharp fall in blood pressure, vibration in the ears and irregular heart beat. His condition improved and stabilized "somewhat," he added.
Dr. Fathallah noted that Mubarak could be interrogated by the investigating authorities and there is no medical reason why not to do it. He said Mubaral arrived in the hospital with blood pressure of 50/80 but since then was stable. However, later it was reported that Mubarak is in intensive care after suffering a heart attack.
Mubarak was admitted by his bodyguards to the VIP wing of the hospital, state television reported. Police cars and ambulances surrounded the hospital, as well as a heavy military police presence, the television said.
The former president was dressed in a black and white track suit, a witness said.
His admission to hospital follows media reports that he was due to be questioned imminently or already questioned over violence against protesters and alleged corruption.