Wahid to Undergo Heart And Blood Check-Up on Tuesday
Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, who has suffered two strokes in the past, is scheduled to undergo a regular health check-up here on Tuesday, his spokesman said Monday.
Presidential spokesman Wimar Witoelar said the "routine" health checks will take place at private Harapan Kita Heart Center hospital at 11:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) on Tuesday.
The procedure, conducted twice a year on the president, will be led by a team of doctors headed by Wahid's younger brother, Umar Wahid.
"It is only a routine check-up the hospital's doctors have advised the president to undergo every six months," Witoelar said.
"This morning, a doctor took blood samples from the president," he added.
The check-up was recommended by the hospital's doctors and the president's physicians after Wahid underwent a similar heart check-up at the same hospital in April.
"In April, the hospital's doctors said the president's heart was in good condition," Witoelar added.
Wahid, 59, is practically blind and has trouble moving because of the previous strokes. Since taking office in October last year, Wahid has also received two eye treatments in the United States -- JAKARTA (AFP)
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