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Hospitalised Thai king healthy, palace says

Published on Aug 11, 2014 8:07 PM
 
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej arrives in a van at Siriraj hospital in Bangkok August 6, 2014.  The palace on August 11, 2014 said the 86-year-old monarch is in good overall health, with doctors administering medicine to tackle stomach inflammation detected during a routine checkup. PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is in good overall health, the palace said on Monday, with doctors administering medicine to tackle stomach inflammation detected during a routine checkup.

The 86-year-old king was admitted on Wednesday to Bangkok's Siriraj hospital, where he was treated for nearly four years from 2009 to 2013 for a number of ailments. There were no details on the expected length of his current stay in hospital.

King Bhumibol, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has rarely been seen in public since leaving the hospital in 2013 and lives at the Klai Kangwon Palace - which translates as "Far from Worries Palace" - in the seaside town of Hua Hin.

According to a statement by the Office of His Majesty's Principal Private Secretary, the king's respiratory system, lungs, body temperature and blood pressure were normal.

 
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