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Algeria's Bouteflika in Paris hospital after minor stroke

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-04-29

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was transferred to a Paris hospital for treatment on Sunday after suffering a minor stroke, which Algeria’s state news agency said had caused no permanent damage.

The state of health of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, flown to hospital in Paris after suffering a stroke, raises "no worries," the premier's office said Sunday in a statement cited by national news agency APS.

"Following the transient ischaemia without consequences which the president of the republic... suffered yesterday (Saturday), additional medical tests at Val-de-Grace hospital in Paris have confirmed that his state of health raises no worries," it said.

"As such, the activities of national life will continue to be carried out as normal," the prime minister's office said.

Earlier, Rachid Bougherbal, director of Algeria's National Sports Medicine Centre where the president was first treated, said the transient ischaemia – a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain often called a "mini-stroke" – "did not last long".

Bouteflika "did not suffer irreversible damage", he told APS, explaining that "no sensory function was impaired

(AFP)

Date created : 2013-04-28

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