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Brazil: Emergency hospitalized, Jair Bolsonaro will not be operated


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, 66, was urgently hospitalized in Sao Paulo on January 3, 2022.

The doctors of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, suspected Monday of a new intestinal obstruction, announced Tuesday that he would not be operated but remained hospitalized for an indefinite period.

In a statement, the medical establishment believes that the evolution of Jair Bolsonaro’s condition “continues to be satisfactory” and he will begin a liquid diet from Tuesday, the hospital said, adding that “no release date has not been scheduled at this point ”.

This is the same conservative treatment option chosen by the president’s doctors during his last hospitalization, for four days, in the same hospital and for the same condition, in July 2021.

Jair Bolsonaro stabbed in 2018

The 66-year-old head of state had to leave his vacation spot in the southern and seaside state of Santa Catarina overnight from Sunday to Monday to be transported to Sao Paulo and admitted to the Vila Nova Star hospital.

Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed in the intestine during an election campaign rally in 2018. The candidate narrowly escaped death. Since that assassination attempt, the far-right politician has undergone half a dozen abdominal surgeries due to the aftermath of the assault, the most recent in July 2021.