Lee Teng-hui conscious after fall at home

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui fell at home Thursday but the 95-year-old retired leader was conscious after his transfer to hospital, according to doctors, Taiwan News reported.

Lee ruled Taiwan from 1988 to 2000, overseeing a democratization process which saw the introduction of direct presidential elections in 1996, which he won with an absolute majority.

Lee fell at his home at around 11:30am, hit his head and lost some blood, but a nurse was present who bandaged him, according to the Liberty Times.

He remained conscious all the time and was transferred to the Veterans General Hospital in Taipei City, where he arrived at noon for a further checkup, according to the Central News Agency.

Over the past few years, Lee has been known for his robust health, allowing him to make public appearances in Taiwan and even travel to Japan.