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Beigin Reported Recovering

Doctors at Ichilov Hospital said today that Likud leader Menachem Beigin was recovering well from the illness that caused his hospitalization Sunday night and would be fit to travel to Washington for a meeting with President Carter if he becomes Premier, although he would have to limit some of his activities.

Dr. Shlomo Laniado, chief cardiologist at Ichilov told reporters, however, that Beigin would remain in the hospital until Saturday in order to have a complete rest. He described the patient as feeling excellent today. Beigin was transferred from the intensive care unit to a regular ward and was allowed out of bed.

Laniado described Beigin’s ailment as an inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart. Beigin 64, suffered a heart attack in April, but was pronounced recovered and was able to participate in the final stages of the election campaign.