President Alberto Fernández was transferred this Tuesday night to a Buenos Aires hospital due to severe back pain.
The head of state was taken to the Otamendi Sanatorium, located in the Recoleta neighborhood, afflicted with “acute lower back pain”, according to what was indicated by the Presidential Medical Unit.
The president will undergo a series of “studies in order to administer a specific treatment,” the doctors said.
The president’s last health episode had been in November last year in Bali, Indonesia, where he had to be treated for erosive gastritis with signs of bleeding, before which the foreign minister, Santiago Cafiero, was in charge of replacing him at the summit of G20 leaders.
Fernández was then transferred to the Sanglah General Hospital in Bali, accompanied by the Indonesian Minister of Health, Budi Gunadi Sadikin; Argentine doctor Manuel Estigarribia, from the Presidential Medical Unit; and the General Secretaries of the Presidency, Julio Vitobello; and from Press and Communication, Gabriela Cerruti.
In that care center, they performed blood tests and an endoscopy, which determined the gastritis picture, sources from the Presidency indicated at the time.