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US Secretary of Defense admitted to ICU

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The United States Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin was admitted to the intensive care unit this Sunday. from Walter Reed Military Hospital to treat a kidney problem, less than a month after his controversial hospitalization.

The Pentagon reported in a statement that the decision was made so that it receives close monitoring.

At the moment It is not known how long he will remain in the hospital.

According to the note, the forecast for him to recover from suffering from prostate cancer “remains well” and the bladder issue experienced is not expected to affect the situation.

The spokesman for the Department of Defense, Brigadier General Pat Ryder, also reported on Sunday that Austin’s “functions and duties” were transferred to Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks.

On January 15, Austin was released from the same hospital after spending two weeks in the hospital.

Previous hospitalization

Lloyd, 70, suffered from prostate cancer and underwent a prostatectomy on December 22. and was later discharged, but on the evening of January 1 he returned to the medical center due to a urinary infection as a result of the operation and was admitted to the intensive care unit.

His hospitalization created great controversy because neither Austin nor his team informed the president, Joe Biden, what had happened until January 4, three days after being admitted, and the Pentagon did not issue a statement to the press until January 5. from January.

The opposition criticized that in those days there was a power vacuum at the head of the Pentagon at a critical moment, when the war in Gaza threatens a regional escalation of the conflict in the Middle East.

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