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, mentioned the Pentagon Press Secretary Main Common 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 international locations to coordinate navy help for Kyiv.
Austin was handled underneath basic anaesthesia for bladder points as he battles prostate most cancers, his medical doctors mentioned Monday, including they count on him to have the ability to resume work duties quickly.
“CANCER PROGNOSIS REMAINS EXCELLENT”
“A protracted hospital keep isn’t anticipated. We anticipate the Secretary will have the ability to resume his regular duties tomorrow,” his medical doctors mentioned in a press release. “The present bladder situation isn’t 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 Navy Medical Middle on Sunday afternoon to handle bladder points. After additional exams, he was admitted into the crucial 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 on account of issues following surgical procedure in December to deal with prostate most cancers.