Maduro: Chávez planned his comeback to Venezuela and the twits
The Venezuelan Vice-President said that President Hugo Chávez opted to disclose his arrival on his twitter account "to dispel any rumors"
"Well, fellow, I think that the time has come for me to return to the homeland and continue the adjuvant therapy in Venezuela. I have decided to return. Prepare everything for the return!" Maduro quoted President Chávez during an obligatory simultaneous broadcast, AFP cited.
"Let's get everything ready; we will arrive very early in the morning, and I (Chávez) am announcing my return on Twitter," Maduro added. Last Monday, the Venezuelan leader landed in Caracas and was admitted to Dr. Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital after 72 days of convalescence in Cuba from his fourth cancer surgery.
The vice-president maintained that Chávez opted to give the news on his twitter account to "dispel any rumors," in clear reference to the opposition.
The news marked an ominous beginning, health-wise, of the year 2015: the Cardiovascular Surgery Unit at Hospital Clínico Universitario, one of the country's largest teaching hospitals, was to close completely on January 5 due to lack of medicines and surgical supplies. All patients who were waiting to be operated on were sent home. More than 10 patients waiting for surgery reportedly died there from lack of basic medical supplies in the two months prior to the closure.