Head of WHO hospitalized
Lee Jong-wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization, he will not be able to attend the World Health Assembly which takes place from 22 to 27 May.
He is currently recovering from surgery at the Cantonal Hospital of Geneva, Trend reports citing official statement by the WHO.
Lee suddenly fell ill while he was attending an official function. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. Examination by medical staff determined that he required surgery in order to remove a blood clot on his brain. The surgery was undertaken immediately. It was completed at approximately 18:15.