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Stanley Fischer
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Stanley Fischer hospitalized after falling ill
Bank of Israel governor said to be conscious and in good condition after falling ill in his home in Herzliya, taken for tests at Sheba Medical Center

Paramedics were called to the home of Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer on Tuesday evening after he fell ill.

 

He is conscious and in stable condition and has been hospitalized at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.

 

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Bank of Israel Spokesperson Dr. Yossi Saadon said in a statement Fischer is feeling better and has been diagnosed as suffering from dehydration and fatigue. He will remain in hospital overnight for observation and released home Wednesday.

 

At around 10 pm, Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah medics were called to Fischer's house in Herzliya where he was given medical care. MDA refused to comment on Fischer's condition.


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Fischer after press conference Tuesday morning (Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg)

 

Fischer, a world renowned economist, is stepping down as Bank of Israel governor and will be replaced by former BOI governor Jacob Frenkel.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, Fischer held a press conference ahead of the end of his term next week. His deputy, Dr. Karnit Flug, will replace him for several weeks until Frenkel takes office.

 

Raanan Ben-Zur and Gilad Morag contributed to this report

 

 

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