Paraguayan president says to return home Wednesday after treatment in Brazil

14:01, October 05, 2010      

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Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo said Monday he would return to Asuncion, Paraguay's capital on Wednesday after receiving treatment for a stroke in Brazil.

Lugo told radio station Radio Nacional de Paraguay that his last medical tests showed he had completely recovered from the stroke he suffered Saturday night in Sao Paulo's Sikrio Libanes Hospital where he has been receiving cancer treatment.

"On Wednesday I will be back to work for the country. When I leave the hospital I will immediately travel to Asuncion and resume work with more courage and enthusiasm, more joy and selflessness," Lugo said.

The problem the president had was a sequelae of the chemotherapy, Lugo's doctor Alfredo Boccia said.p After a couple of days staying in bed, Lugo was able to be up and about on Monday, Boccia said, adding that Lugo later would get a routine electrocardiogram before receiving an anti-coagulant treatment.

Source: Xinhua


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