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 Basic Pat Ryder on Monday (Feb 12).
Austin had been scheduled to journey to Brussels on Tuesday to attend an everyday assembly of the Ukraine Protection Contact Group, a gathering of about 50 nations to coordinate army support for Kyiv.
Austin was handled beneath basic anaesthesia for bladder points as he battles prostate most cancers, his medical doctors stated Monday, including they count on him to have the ability to resume work duties quickly.
“CANCER PROGNOSIS REMAINS EXCELLENT”
“A chronic hospital keep will not be anticipated. We anticipate the Secretary will be capable to resume his regular duties tomorrow,” his medical doctors stated in an announcement. “The present bladder difficulty will not be anticipated to alter his anticipated full restoration. His most cancers prognosis stays glorious.”
Kathleen Hicks, the Deputy Secretary of Protection, is Appearing Protection Secretary till he resumes duties.
Austin, 70 was taken to Walter Reed Nationwide Navy Medical Middle on Sunday afternoon to deal with bladder points. After additional exams, he was admitted into the vital 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 because of issues following surgical procedure in December to deal with prostate most cancers.