HAVANA, Cuba -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in a generally stable condition, said communications and information minister Ernesto Villegas in a communiqué on Tuesday evening.
The communiqué, the full text of which was published by PL news agency, said that the general health condition of the president is stable, following a respiratory infection diagnosed on Monday. The medical team immediately treated and controlled the infection, the communiqué explained.
According to the doctors, this kind of infection is one of the most usual after effects of complicated surgery, such as the procedure that Chavez underwent on December 11.
Chavez arrived in Havana last week to continue with his medical treatment for cancer, after recent medical examinations revealed the presence of cancerous cells in the area where a tumor was removed by Cuban doctors in 2011.
Recent oxygen hyperbaric sessions in Cuba and new examinations revealed the presence of new cancerous cells, which required surgery.
The medical team treating Chavez successfully concluded six-hours of surgery last Tuesday.