Sunday, April 21, 2024

US Defense Secretary Llyod Austin released from hospital

Llyod Austin, the US Defense Secretary has been released from hospital following a bladder issue which was corrected by a non-surgical procedure.

“Secretary Austin was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Feb. 11 with discomfort and concern from a bladder issue related to his December 2023 prostate cancer surgery.

His condition indicated a need for close monitoring by the critical care team and supportive care. His diagnostic evaluation identified the cause of his bladder issue and it was corrected with non-surgical procedures on Feb. 12.” said Dr. John Maddox, trauma medical director, and Dr. Gregory Chesnut, Center for Prostate Disease Research of the Murtha Cancer Center director

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According to the doctors, Austin was no longer in need of critical care monitoring at Walter Reed and is expected to continue his full recovery at home after he was discharged.

In December Llyod Austin underwent surgery at the same facility in relation to the prostrate cancer with the doctors confirming that his health was excellent.

It was up to Sunday when he was taken in for supportive care and monitoring after he handed over his duties to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks.

“This week, the United States will participate in another meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group. The first meeting of the group was in April 2022, and was spearheaded by Austin. Since then, as many as 50 nations have participated regularly in the monthly meetings to work together to provide security assistance to Ukraine.” said the US Defense

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