Greece’s new Prime Minister and Finance Minister were both in hospitals on Saturday, being treated for different ailments less than three days after a government was formed in the crisis-struck country.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, 61, was undergoing eye surgery to repair the early stages of a detached retina discovered during what his office said was a routine eye test on Friday. The surgery was expected to last an hour, and a hospital announcement on his condition was to be issued at about mid-day.
Although Mr. Samaras returned to his office on Friday afternoon after his eye check, a meeting of his conservative party’s newly elected deputies that had been planned for Friday night was cancelled.
Finance Minister Vassilis Rapanos, 65, remained in a private clinic after being rushed to hospital on Friday suffering from intense abdominal pain, nausea, dizziness, sweating and weakness. The cause of his symptoms was not immediately clear, and he was undergoing tests.