GV EXTERIOR Jerusalem hospital.
SV INTERIOR Prime Minister Begin's physician Dr. Marvin Gottesman speaking in English.
SV PAN Mrs Begin entering hospital
SCU Deputy Prime Minister Yigael Yadin speaking in English.
GOTTESMAN: "Mr. Begin will be in hospital approximately two to three weeks, until the area of infarction has healed. We hope that he will have a period of a week or two's rest following this, and will then return to normal activity. We believe that Mr. Begin will be able to function normally as Prime Minister, and continue in his present capacity, for a long period."
YADIN: "I found the Prime Minister in very good spirits, very alert, very adroit, and we discussed ...particularly, he discussed the foreign policies problem, and asked me to carry on with all his commitments, business as usual, and I am going to do that."
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Background: Mr. Menachem Begin, the Prime Minister of Israel, is gradually recovering from the mild heart attack he had last Monday (30 June). The latest medical bulletin, issued on Thursday (3 July) simply said that he had passed a peaceful night. His personal physician, Dr. Marvin Gottesman, had already explained what the outlook was for Mr. Begin.
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Gottesman spoke outside Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.
On Tuesday (1 July), after Mrs Begin had visited her husband, he saw several of his colleagues. One was the Deputy Prime Minister, Yigael Yadin.