Brazilian far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has been hospitalized since Wednesday with a blocked bowel.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro admitted since Wednesday with the intestine obstructed, he could be discharged in the coming days, according to the Vila Nova Star hospital where he is being treated.
In a statement on Saturday, the hospital said Bolsonaro would be offered a diet of soups and purees and, assuming he shows no negative reaction, could be discharged in the coming days.
The 66-year-old had transferred to hospital in Sao Paulo on Wednesday after suffering a ten-day constant hiccup attack.
Bolsonaro has said the problem is related to a stabbing during his 2018 presidential campaign.
Since then, the far-right leader has undergone six operations, five of which were on his digestive system.
Bolsonaro, at an online event held on Saturday on the occasion of the opening of a Caixa Economica bank branch in the northern state of Ceara, said he was feeling well and wanted to return to work.
“I’m fine, thank God. The problem I had earlier this week was still due to the stab I received in 2018 … it occasionally affects the gut, “Bolsonaro said during the live event, explaining that no will undergo surgery.
“I can’t wait to get back to work, see friends and make Brazil move,” he added.
Bolsonaro is currently facing increasing political pressure to account for that of his government treatment of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 540,300 people in Brazil, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
He has been accused of responding to alleged irregularities in the health ministry related to the recruitment of a COVID-19 vaccine from India, and this month new complaints it appeared that Bolsonaro was involved in a plan to squander the salaries of his aides when he was a federal deputy.
The president, a coronavirus skeptic who has downplayed the threat of COVID-19 and rejected efforts to impose strict blocking measures, such as curfews, has denied all allegations against him.
While he continues to challenge, recent polls show its popularity is running out ahead of next year’s presidential polls.
The recent Datafolha survey Found that the majority of Brazilians (54%) supported Brazil’s lower house efforts to open impeachment proceedings against the president, compared to 42% who oppose it.
Bolsonaro could face a challenge from the Brazilian left President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, which according to recent polls, could defeat the former army captain.