Bolsonaro allowed by doctors to attend UN assembly

The Brazilian president’s spokesman confirmed he is flying Monday

Published in 20/09/2019 - 15:17 By Andreia Verdélio - Brasília

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was evaluated Friday (Sep 20) by the team of surgeon Dr. Antônio Macedo, in Brasília, and was allowed to  attend the opening ceremony of the 74th United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

The president’s spokesman Otávio Rêgo Barros confirmed that Bolsonaro is flying on Monday (23).

According to a medical report, the president is in excellent conditions and is now having a light diet with rice, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and grilled steaks. Since he left hospital in São Paulo four days ago, the president had been fed semi-solid foods only.

The surgeon explained that the new diet will make the president more autonomous during the flight. Even though calories are higher, traveling conditions will be improved, Dr. Macedo said, adding that more attention is being paid to circulation after such an important surgery, and bearing in mind the trip will be made by air.

“Veins are always subjected to risk. But his socks are elastic, and he’s taking shots with anticoagulants and was advised not to remain seated for long, to walk a little in the plane, and stay in bed most of the time,” the doctor said.

Macedo was responsible for the president’s three last surgeries, after he was stabbed in September last year during a campaign rally.

Today (20), the president was submitted to lab and X-ray tests. All results were reported normal, gas distension disappeared, and intestinal folds are operating normally.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Fernando Fraga / Nira Foster

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