(Brasilia) Brazilian President Zaire Bolsonaro, who suffers from intestinal obstruction, was admitted to a hospital in Sవోo Paulo on Wednesday, where he received “initially” “conservative clinical treatment”, according to the latest medical bulletin, which currently excludes emergency surgeries.
“After clinical, laboratory and imaging tests, the president will initially be in the hospital for conservative clinical treatment,” said a bulletin signed by the medical team of the private Villa Nova Star Hospital.
The day before, a press release from the presidency indicated that “additional tests to assess the need for emergency surgery”.
After being admitted overnight to an Armed Forces hospital in Brasilia due to a hiccup attack that lasted more than ten days, the head of state was airlifted to the Congolese airport in Sవోo Paulo in the afternoon and taken to Vila Nova Star Hospital by ambulance.
In Brasilia, he was hospitalized in the intensive care unit and “kept precautionary,” his son Senator Flavio Bolzonaro told radio.
The far-right leader talked about his hiccup problems last week after a dental implant.
“I have had hiccups for five days. It happened to me, maybe because of the medication I was taking, I had hiccups 24 hours a day, ”he said during a live interview on Facebook last Thursday.
Since being stabbed in the intestine in September 2018, while campaigning for the presidential election, Mr Bolsonaro has undergone six surgeries, including five on his digestive system.
A former member of the Socialist and Freedom Party (PSOL, left), a dissident of the Workers’ Party (PT) of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been found guilty of the attack and declared irresponsible before the courts. He is currently being held in the psychiatric ward of a high security prison.
Zaire Bolsonaro reiterated on Thursday in a tweet about his medical condition that the assassination attempt was planned and had political support.
“Another challenge was the assassination attempt by a former PSOL activist on the left wing of the PT to prevent the victory of the millions of Brazilians who want change for Brazil. There is a brutal attack not only on me, but also against our democracy,” he wrote.
By July 2020, he was suffering from COVID-19, but only experienced mild symptoms and did not need to be hospitalized.
Amid allegations of corruption in the deals his government negotiated to tackle the epidemic, amid the political crisis and the decline in his popularity, the Brazilian president was admitted to a new hospital, which has already killed nearly 540,000 people in the country.
In addition, he extended the Senate Commission, which the government has been investigating for almost three months, about 90 days into the health crisis.
The latest polls leading up to the 2022 election show that former President Lula is more likely to defeat Zaire Bolsonaro.