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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spends night in hospital for obstructed intestine

Doctors said he would initially remain ‘under conservative management’
Jair Bolsonaro

Reuters   |   Sao Paulo   |   Published 16.07.21, 12:21 AM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spent the night in a Sao Paulo hospital after being hospitalised for an obstructed intestine, the latest health scare for the Right-wing leader since he was stabbed on the campaign trail in 2018.

Local news outlet G1 reported that Bolsonaro passed the night well and was scheduled to undergo further tests .

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The President’s office had said Bolsonaro, 66, could require emergency surgery after he was transferred from a hospital in Brasilia.

But after he arrived in Sao Paulo on Wednesday night, doctors at the Vila Nova Star hospital said the President would initially remain “under conservative management”.

“I thank everyone for their support and prayers,” Bolsonaro said in a Facebook post on Wednesday shortly after the news of his transfer to Sao Paulo was announced. Along with the message, he shared a photo of himself shirtless with his eyes closed and lying in a hospital bed covered in sensors and cables.

Bolsonaro has been hospitalised several times due to complications from the stabbing in 2018.



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