Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN)Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro volition beryllium transferred to a infirmary successful Sao Paulo for further tests to find whether helium needs exigency surgery, according to Brazil's Special Secretariat for Social Communication.
According to sources astatine the statesmanlike palace, Bolsonaro felt abdominal symptom astatine night, and helium was admitted to a infirmary successful Brasilia to analyse the origin of persistent hiccups, the secretariat said.
Dr. Antonio Luiz Macedo, the doc who was liable for surgeries connected Bolsonaro pursuing a weapon onslaught successful 2018, recovered an intestinal obstruction and decided to instrumentality him to a infirmary successful São Paulo.
Bolsonaro volition acquisition further tests to spot whether determination is simply a request for exigency surgery.
The President has been complaining for much than a week of hiccups, saying it was causing him difficulties erstwhile speaking successful public.
On Tuesday night, helium addressed the contented erstwhile talking to supporters. "Guys, I'm voiceless, guys. If I commencement talking excessively much, the hiccup bout comes back. The hiccup is back," helium said.
During a societal media lawsuit past Thursday, the President said that helium had had hiccups "for implicit a week" astatine that point. "I whitethorn not beryllium capable to explicit myself decently connected this live," helium said.
He has suggested the information whitethorn beryllium related to medicine helium was taking owed to country for dental implants.
According to sources earlier Wednesday, Bolsonaro was doing well. The anticipation of performing country successful the coming months to region a hernia successful the abdominal portion was besides being evaluated.
In January 2019, Bolsonaro underwent surgery to region a colostomy container fitted aft helium was stabbed 4 months earlier connected the statesmanlike run trail.
Last July, helium contracted Covid-19, pursuing months of downplaying the gravity of the virus.
The right-wing populist has been heavy criticized for his handling of the pandemic, which has led to more than 500,000 deaths successful Brazil, 1 of the world's worst-hit countries.
The state has suffered from a dilatory vaccine rollout and staunch absorption to containment measures by Bolsonaro's government.
The President is facing a parliamentary enquiry led by Brazil's Senate, which is investigating whether the national authorities intentionally delayed the vaccine rollout successful enactment with its herd immunity strategy.
CNN's Rodrigo Pedroso reported from Sao Paulo and Larry Register reported from Atlanta.