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Mitsotakis' operation to be performed earlier

04 January 2013 / 14:01:34  GRReporter
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The former Prime Minister of Greece and one of the most influential politicians of the country's recent past, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, is in hospital after a fracture of the hip joint.

The operation of the 94-year old politician had initially been planned for Monday, 7 January, as To Vima reported in the middle of this week. The medical staff that monitors the condition of Mitsotakis has apparently changed their mind and decided to perform the operation two days earlier, on Saturday, 5 January as reported by Ethnos. According to official information, his condition is stable. However, a similar injury in the elderly is the cause for serious concern about the recovery process.
Mitsotakis fell at his home in Chania on the island of Crete. A plane transported him to "Hygeia" medical centre in Athens on Wednesday evening as an emergency case but the doctors could not perform the operation upon his admission to the hospital because they had to wait for the effects of the blood thinning medication taken regularly by the honorary president of New Democracy to pass.

Konstantinos Mitsotakis’ wife, Marika Mitsotaki, died in May last year. In 2013, the couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Konstantinos and Marika have four children, two of them being very prominent politicians.

Their daughter, Dora Bakogiannis, was the mayor of Athens, Foreign Minister in the government of Kostas Karamanlis and currently heads the non-parliamentary party Democratic Alliance. Their son, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is a member of New Democracy and actively participates in the social and political life of the country.


Tags: PoliticsMitsotakisOperationHygeia
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