Trump was not treated for any urgent health issues in Saturday’s exam: physician

US President Donald Trump’s health examination on Saturday was ‘routine’, his physician said in a statement on Monday. (AFP)
Updated 19 November 2019

Trump was not treated for any urgent health issues in Saturday’s exam: physician

  • Donald Trump’s unexpected trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center triggered questions on social media
  • ‘Despite some of the speculation, the president has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent or acute issues’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s health examination on Saturday was “routine” and he was not treated for any urgent or acute issues, his physician said in a statement on Monday.
Trump’s unexpected trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center triggered questions on social media since it came months before the president’s annual physical has been carried out in the past.
“Despite some of the speculation, the president has not had any chest pain, nor was he evaluated or treated for any urgent or acute issues,” US Navy Commander Sean Conley, Trump’s doctor, said in a memo released by the White House.
“Specifically, he did not undergo any specialized cardiac or neurologic evaluations,” Conley said.
The exam was a “routine, planned interim checkup as part of the regular, primary preventative care he receives throughout the year,” Conley said.
“Due to scheduling uncertainties, the trip was kept off the record.”
He said Trump’s total cholesterol is now 165, with an HDL of 70, and LDL of 84 and a non-HDL of 95, all of which are considered healthy levels, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
“Everything very good (great!),” Trump said in a tweet on Sunday about the results. “Will complete next year.”


6 dead after man opens fire in Czech hospital waiting room

Updated 10 December 2019

6 dead after man opens fire in Czech hospital waiting room

  • The attacker opened fire at people’s heads from close range
  • Police published a photo of the suspect, having withdrawn an earlier photo of a different man

PRAGUE: Six people were killed in a shooting in a hospital in the eastern Czech Republic Tuesday, the prime minister said. Police said the suspect is at large and described him as armed and dangerous.

Prime Minister Andrej Babis told Czech public television the shooting took place around 7 a.m. in a waiting room. The attacker opened fire at people’s heads from close range, Babis said.

He said he was heading for the site, at the University hospital in the eastern city of Ostrava, 350 kilometers (220 miles) east of Prague.

Police said the man left in a silver-grey Renault Laguna car and called on the public not to try to stop him.

Police published a photo of the suspect, having withdrawn an earlier photo of a different man. They said that man was now considered to be a witness.

Video footage and pictures published by public radio showed police arresting a person at the site but that person did not appear to be the shooting suspect.

Officials say people have been evacuated from the clinic. Police are boosting security across the country.