The US Secretary of Defense, transferred to a hospital for a bladder drawback a month after his controversial hospitalization | EUROtoday

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The Secretary of Defense of the United States, Lloyd Austin, He was transferred this Sunday to the Walter Reed army hospital to deal with a bladder drawback, lower than a month after his controversial hospitalization.

The Pentagon reported in an announcement that Lloyd was transported to the Walter Reed army medical heart, exterior Washington, round 2:00 p.m. native time (7:00 p.m. GMT).

About three hours later, the top of the Pentagon transferred his “functions and duties” to the deputy secretary Kathleen Hicks, According to the spokesman for the Department of Defense, General Pat Ryder.

On January 15, the particular person in control of the Pentagon was discharged from the identical hospital after spending two weeks within the hospital, within the midst of an argument as a result of the president of the nation, Joe Biden, He was not instantly knowledgeable of his hospitalization.

Lloyd, 70, suffers from prostate most cancers and on December 22 he underwent a prostatectomy to deal with his most cancers and was subsequently discharged, however on the night time of January 1 he returned to the medical heart because of a urinary tract an infection ensuing from the operation and was admitted to the hospital. the intensive care unit.

His hospitalization generated a enormous controversy provided that neither Austin nor his staff knowledgeable Biden of what occurred till January 4, three days after being admitted, and the Pentagon didn’t situation an announcement to the press till the subsequent day, January 5.

The opposition has denounced that in these days there have been an influence vacuum on the head of the Pentagon at a vital time, when the Gaza battle threatens a regional escalation within the Middle East.