Premier Eshkol’s Condition Reported ‘satisfactory but Unchanged’

Prime Minister Levi Eshkol’s condition, as a result of exhaustion for which he was hospitalized Saturday night, was reported by his physicians here today as “satisfactory but unchanged.” His doctors at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital said he “feels better” and spent most of the day reading. However, the physicians have still forbidden the Premier to hold any business meetings.

Occupied with efforts to form a new coalition Government, necessitated by the change in the political complexion of the Knesset (Parliament) following the November 2 elections, Premier Eshkol will continue the negotiations through his political secretary; It is understood that he will have to remain in the hospital for at least 10 days. However, the exact length of his stay, the doctors said, will not be determined until the end of this week.

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