Bulgarian PM Banned from Watching TV over Hypertension

February 26, 2013, Tuesday // 09:06
Bulgaria's Borisov Banned from Watching TV over Hypertension: Bulgarian PM Banned from Watching TV over Hypertension
The condition of Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, is stable after being admitted in a hospital for hypertension. Photo by BGNES

Doctors have banned Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, from watching TV in the next 24 hours to prevent him from worrying too much.

The information was reported by the PIK news agency, citing their insider source from the government hospital where Borisov has been listed Monday afternoon with hypertension.

Doctors further told PIK his condition was stable, but he needed full rest to recover. He can also have visitors, however, they are allowed to see him only upon his permission.

Borisov's sister, who is also a nurse, has been the only one so far to pay him a 20-minute visit.

Guards from the National Security Services, NSO, are watching his hospital room.

Borisov has checked in the hospital around 5 pm Monday with very high blood pressure - 190/110.

Doctors have placed him on medications to normalize his blood pressure and have advised him to stay in the hospital for a couple of days so that they can monitor his condition. He will be released Wednesday morning. Doctors have also asked the outgoing PM to refrain from sports activities for several days as it is known that he is an avid amateur football player.

The news came in the aftermath of earlier reports Borisov did not attend the emergency sitting of the Consultative Council for National Security, KSNS.

KSNS was summoned as last Thursday, Bulgaria's Parliament approved the resignation of the government of the Prime Minister and his ruling Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria party, GERB, amidst unprecedented since 1997 protest rallies against unbearable utility bills, monopolies and wide-spread poverty that turned into a civil unrest against the political model of ruling the country.

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