The Venezuelan Embassy here has issued a statement from President Hugo Chavez explaining that he is recovering well following surgery in Cuba to remove a pelvic lesion.
“The surgery was carried out as expected, producing satisfactory results and a recovery plan was established for the coming days,” the statement says.
“The pelvic lesion was totally removed, as well as the surrounding tissue. There were no complications with regard to adjacent organs. Immediate post-surgery has been clinically stable, without systemic complications.”
“He is adequately recovering with the post-operative rehabilitation. In the coming hours the histology tests will be available, which will determine the optimum medical treatment for the lesion,” the statement continues.
The Venezuelan president’s health situation has also been reported on by the Associated Press news agency, which reports that doctors successfully extracted a tumor from Venezuelan President Chavez’s pelvic region and he was stable and recovering in Cuba on Tuesday with family at his side, according to his vice president.
“President Chavez is in good physical condition,” Vice President Elias Jaua told the main chamber of the National Assembly, prompting a standing ovation and cries of “Onward, comandante!” AP reported.
Hugo Chavez and his government are a well known benefactor of the Dominica Labour Party administration of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.