Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) will be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a clinic in Lima after presenting Heart problems which led to his transfer to a social security hospital this Thursday, reported his personal doctor, Alejandro Aguinaga.
The doctor, who is also a congressman for the Popular Force Fujimori party, confirmed on television channel N that Fujimori presented a “atrial fibrillation that could not be compensated” around 07:30 local time (12:30 GMT).
For this reason, he said, the health personnel of the police prison in the Lima district of Ate, where he is serving a 25-year prison sentence, decided to take him to the social security hospital in the area, where he received the first care.
“Right now he has been compensated and is going to be transferred, because the Ate hospital does not have an ICU, to the Centenario clinic,” in the Lima district of Pueblo Libre, where the former president is regularly treated for the ailments he suffers from.
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Aguinaga remarked that Fujimori experienced “immediate improvement” after having undergone surgery for a coronary ailment last October, but said that “now he has decompensated again.”
“For a few weeks now he has been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis that makes him dependent on oxygen, especially in the afternoon,” he emphasized.
The doctor maintained that the advanced age of the former president, who is 83 years old, and the pathologies he suffers from, “make his health deteriorate.”
He recalled that in addition to heart problems and pulmonary fibrosis, suffers from a lesion on the tongue known as leukoplakiawhich are considered precancerous.
Aguinaga thanked, in this sense, the doctors at the police station where his prison is located “for the quick reaction” to attend to the health problems he experienced this Thursday.
Fujimori was transferred at the beginning of February back to the police prison after being hospitalized last November at the Centenario clinic due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis, a month after undergoing an operation for the obstruction of a heart artery. .
His return to this prison, in which he is the only inmate, led the then Minister of Justice of Peru, Aníbal Torres, to dismiss the official Susana Silva as head of prisons in his country.
Torres, who is the current prime minister of Peru, criticized at the time that Fujimori had returned to a “golden prison” and pointed out that Silva did not inform him of that decision.
The former president he is the only prisoner in a prison built expressly for him inside a police base in the district of Ate, in the east of Lima, where he must still remain until 2033, when he will be 95 years old.
There, since 2009, he has been serving a 25-year prison sentence as the direct perpetrator (with command of the act) of the massacres of Barrios Altos and La Cantuta, committed in 1992 and 1993, respectively, by the undercover military group Colina, as well as by two kidnappings after the coup that took place in 1992.
However, since he took office in the current government of President Pedro Castillo, at the end of last July, Torres said that his prison situation was going to be “reevaluated” in order to determine if he should be transferred to a common prison.
Last week, the Constitutional Court privately evaluated a habeas corpus action filed by Fujimori’s defense to annul a judicial decision that annulled the pardon granted in December 2017 by then-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018). ).
In this regard, the TC left its decision on the issue “up for vote”, but has not yet reported the term in which it will issue a resolution.
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