WASHINGTON: Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin has cancelled his journey to Brussels to satisfy with NATO ministers as he stays hospitalized while dealing with complications from prostate cancer, stated the Pentagon Press Secretary Main Common Pat Ryder on Monday (Feb 12).
Austin had been scheduled to journey to Brussels on Tuesday to attend a daily assembly of the Ukraine Protection Contact Group, a gathering of about 50 nations to coordinate army support for Kyiv.
Austin was handled beneath normal anaesthesia for bladder points as he battles prostate most cancers, his docs stated Monday, including they anticipate him to have the ability to resume work duties quickly.
“CANCER PROGNOSIS REMAINS EXCELLENT”
“A protracted hospital keep shouldn’t be anticipated. We anticipate the Secretary will be capable of resume his regular duties tomorrow,” his docs stated in a press release. “The present bladder subject shouldn’t be anticipated to vary his anticipated full restoration. His most cancers prognosis stays wonderful.”
Kathleen Hicks, the Deputy Secretary of Protection, is Appearing Protection Secretary till he resumes duties.
Austin, 70 was taken to Walter Reed Nationwide Army Medical Middle on Sunday afternoon to deal with bladder points. After additional exams, he was admitted into the essential care unit for supportive care and shut monitoring and has since transferred authorities to Deputy Protection Secretary Kathleen Hicks.
That is Austin’s second hospitalization resulting from problems following surgical procedure in December to deal with prostate most cancers.