This Monday morning (25), the mayor of Belém Edmilson Rodrigues, 64, undergoes a laparoscopic procedure to cauterize and contain residual bleeding in the rib cage, a bony box formed by the sternum, ribs and spine, which protects the lungs and other organs in the chest.
According to the medical bulletin, released around 8:00 am today and shared by the press office of the city of Belém, the need for the procedure was found, after the bleeding was identified, through imaging and laboratory tests carried out on the night of the last Sunday (24). The document also says that the mayor is in good condition and breathing spontaneously.
:: Edmilson Rodrigues (PSOL), mayor of Belém, is admitted with covid 4 days after a positive test ::
Vaccinated with two doses of an immunizing agent against covid-19, the mayor tested positive for the disease on October 1st. The recovery began at home, however, there was a need for hospitalization on October 6, when the mayor occupied a bed in the Unified Health System (SUS), at the Hospital da Beneficente Portuguesa. On October 19, he was discharged after 12 days of hospitalization.
It is worth emphasizing that no immunizing agent against any disease prevents contagion. However, they are essential to prevent the disease from getting worse.
The return to the hospital
On Saturday (23), Edmilson was hospitalized again after experiencing severe back pain. He immediately underwent a successful medical procedure to drain a localized hemorrhage in the rib cage or chest cavity. The procedure was performed under sedation and local anesthesia. The postoperative period is carried out in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed.
According to the medical bulletin, the hemorrhage was caused by a muscle contracture, which is when the muscle contracts incorrectly and does not return to its normal state of relaxation. This fact was facilitated by the use of medications and anticoagulants necessary for post-covid treatment.
The surgical procedure required the mayor to transfuse a considerable amount of blood. With that, a blood donation campaign was launched for the mayor who is type A negative.
Blood donations take place at the Institute of Hematology and Hemotherapy of Belém (Hiebe), located in Belém, capital of Pará, at Travessa Mauriti, 3085. The institute is open from Monday to Friday, from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, and on Saturdays, from 8:00 am at 12:00.
See below the timeline of the Edmilson Rodrigues (PSOL) treatment
October 1: Tests positive for Covid-19
October 6: He is admitted to a bed of the Unified Health System (SUS), at the Hospital da Beneficente Portuguesa
October 19: he is discharged after spending 12 days in hospital.
October 23: Returns to hospital after experiencing severe back pain and drains a hemorrhage located in the rib cage or chest cavity.
October 24: there is a need for a laparoscopic procedure to cauterize and contain residual bleeding in the rib cage, through imaging and laboratory tests.
**With information from the Belém Agency, advice from the city of Belém
Edition: Vivian Virissimo