President Jair Bolsonaro‘s surgery to remove a colostomy bag began Monday morning at the Albert Einstein Hospital, and Vice President Hamilton Mourao has taken office as President of the Republic, said Planalto Palace representative.
Bolsonaro‘s intestinal transit reconstruction operation will remove the purse that the president has used since undergoing two emergency operations last year because of a knife attack in September during the presidential campaign in Juiz de Fora.
Presidential spokesman General Otavio Santana of Rego Barros reported the day before and the doctors’ recommendation is to rest completely for at least 48 hours after the surgical procedure. As a result, Mourao will take over the presidency during this period.
In total, the president will stay for 10 days in Sao Paulo. According to the spokesman. After the first 48 hours, Bolsonaro will establish contacts with nearby aides.
The 63-year-old Bolsonaro was stabbed in Juiz de Fora (MG) during a campaign in September, having to undergo delicate emergency surgery at the Santa Casa de Misericordia in the city of Minas Gerais because of large and small intestine injuries and in an abdominal vein.
The following week, already hospitalized in Sao Paulo, he underwent a second surgery for intestinal clearing after exams detected adhesions in the walls of the intestine.
The president’s recovery period is expected to last ten days. A presidential spokesman said that Bolsonaro intends to dispatch from the Albert Einstein Hospital itself.