Bolsonaro Doctor Rules Out Surgery Now, No Release Date Set
(Bloomberg) -- The medical team treating Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro has ruled out the need for intestinal surgery for now as the president’s condition improved after a day of clinical treatment.
The Vila Nova Star Hospital, where the president was admitted in the early hours of Monday after feeling abdominal pain, said in a statement Tuesday morning that Bolsonaro’s intestinal obstruction “disappeared” and there was no need for surgery. It later added that he had a nasogastric tube removed and was receiving a liquid diet, although there was no date for his discharge yet.
Bolsonaro, 66, tweeted Monday that he started feeling ill after lunch Sunday. He was flown to Sao Paulo overnight with “abdominal discomfort,” his press office said in a note. The president, who’s up for re-election this year, has undergone at least four surgeries related to his 2018 stabbing on the campaign trail.
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