Former US Prez Jimmy Carter hospitalised
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 13:37
Washington: Former US President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalised after being suddenly taken ill on a flight to the city of Cleveland, a media report said.

The 85-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was yesterday rushed to the Metro Health Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has been under observation and resting comfortably, the 'CNN' quoted his spokesperson as saying.

Carter was said to be suffering from stomach pains and his doctor recommended that he spend the night at the hospital to rest, the report said.

"He is fully alert and participating in all decision-making related to his care. The decision to admit him overnight is purely precautionary," the hospital said about Carter, who received a phone call from President Barack Obama. However, the spokesman added Carter was "expected to resume his book tour this week".

In fact, an ambulance had met the former President's flight into Cleveland and immediately rushed him to hospital.

Carter, who served as the 39th President of the US between 1977 and 1981, was on a promotional book tour for his recently published memoir White House Diary when he was taken ill.


First Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 13:37

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