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No Date for Begin to Leave Hospital

Doctors treating Premier Menachem Begin said today that he will remain in Hadassah Hospital for an indefinite period “in order to be able to rest completely.” Doctors had originally told Begin that he would have to remain in the hospital for 10-14 days from the time he was admitted. Silvan Lavie, the hospital’s neurologist who is in charge of Begin’s treatment, told reporters that he and other doctors would be holding consultations on the Premier’s condition. Begin is receiving few visitors and his wife Aliza is with him all the time.

Begin was admitted to the hospital last Thursday after suffering a minor obstruction of a brain vein. Which caused dizziness and impaired his eyesight. The dizziness is gone but Begin is suffering a 25 percent lass of vision in his right eye and a 10 percent loss in his left eye.

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