Václav Havel’s health improving

24-01-2009

The health of former Czech president Václav Havel, who was hospitalized with a lung inflammation last Monday, is steadily improving. His doctor repeated on Saturday that if no complications arise, Mr Havel could be discharged from the hospital late next week. Václav Havel, who is 72, was hospitalized last week, after complaining of breathing difficulties. He underwent minor surgery which was followed by complications. He is reported to be suffering from respiratory problems caused by a congestion of the right lung, part of which was removed in 1996 when he was diagnosed with cancer.