Nova: Health of former prime minister Gross deteriorating

19-03-2015

The health of former Czech prime minister Stanislav Gross has deteriorated, TV Nova said on Wednesday. Mr. Gross, 45, is reported to have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which leads to the wasting of the muscles and paralysis. His former Social Democrat party colleague Zdeněk Škromach told Nova that Mr. Gross was no longer accepting visitors at his home. Mr. Gross became the youngest prime minister in Europe in 2003. However, he was forced to quit the post within a year when questions were raised about he had funded his apartment.