For­mer pres­i­dent Peres suf­fers stroke

The Myanmar Times - - World -

FOR­MER pres­i­dent and No­bel Peace Prize win­ner Shi­mon Peres, the last of Is­rael’s found­ing fa­thers, suf­fered a “ma­jor” stroke and was breath­ing with the aid of a res­pi­ra­tor in in­ten­sive care early yes­ter­day, doc­tors said.

Na­tion­wide con­cern mounted over the con­di­tion of 93-year-old Mr Peres, widely re­spected as an el­der states­man.

Mr Peres suf­fered “a ma­jor stroke to­day with a com­po­nent of bleed­ing”, Dr Yitzhak Kreis told jour­nal­ists out­side the hos­pi­tal near Tel Aviv.

He was se­dated in the in­ten­sive care unit, said Dr Kreis, direc­tor of the Sheba Med­i­cal Cen­tre at Tel HaShomer in Ramat Gan.

A later state­ment from Mr Peres’ of­fice said he was in se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion, with doc­tors hav­ing de­cided not to op­er­ate for the time be­ing.

Is­raeli news­pa­per Haaretz quoted the head of the hos­pi­tal’s stroke unit as say­ing “the dam­age isn’t the main is­sue cur­rently”.

“We’re work­ing on get­ting him to a state in which his life won’t be in jeop­ardy,” Dr David Orion said. Peres’ son Chemi told jour­nal­ists “we are go­ing to have to take dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions ap­par­ently later, but not yet”.

“My fam­ily and I are go­ing through dif­fi­cult times, dif­fi­cult hours,” he said. –

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