Maduro denied that the government is hiding the truth about Chavez’s condition
March 2, 2013
Venezuela President Hugo Chavez is undergoing complementary treatments of chemotherapy and his strength is “superior” after the operation on December 11, Vice President Nicolás Maduro said.
“Treatments that Commander Chavez receives are tough, but he has a higher power,” Maduro said off of a Mass held in the chapel of the Military Hospital, where Chavez has spent 12 days.
Maduro denied that the government is hiding the truth about the president’s condition and attributed the allegations to “a battered and inhumane opposition.”
“The opposition lives in a world of hatred and ill feelings. We would not dare to make something of this man as pure as the commander Chávez. When people say he is full of energy, the commander’s need to fight this battle for life,” he added.
Maduro accused the opposition of rumors circulating about the alleged seriousness of Chavez, in order to generate fear in the people and said he is being subjected to further chemotherapy.
“There was a general improvement of the clinical picture and the doctors decided, together with the commander, initiate complementary treatments. Do you know what are complementary therapies? Chemotherapies are to be applied to patients after operations,” he told reporters.
“We ask the people to keep the unit, which are ferrous fighters combating unsubstantiated” he requested.
Chavez underwent surgery in Cuba on December 11 for the fourth time by cancer in the abdomen and since then has not had direct contact with citizens.
The ruling convalesced over two months in Havana and was transferred to the Military Hospital in Caracas 12 days ago.
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