By Matthew Roscoe • 15 February 2021 • 13:00
CREDIT: Javier Lambán Twitter
President of Aragon Javier Lambán Reveals He Has Been Diagnosed With Colon Cancer.
THE President of Aragon, Javier Lambán, has announced that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer but he will remain in office.
Having been admitted to the Miguel Servet hospital in Zaragoza last Wednesday, February 10, spending around four days under observation – receiving various tests to try to diagnose his disease – the regional chief executive did not want to delay in publicly announcing the diagnosis.
Lambán was discharged from the hospital on Sunday, February 14 and speaking during a press conference today (February 15) Lambán said: “I am in a position to continue fully assuming my functions as President of the Government of Aragon.”
He considers that this decision to continue working “does not imply heroism or any special merit” on his part: “I do the same as many other residents of different professions who face this same disease and continue with their ordinary activity. They do it for their family, for their work, because they consider it to be their obligation or out of loyalty to their way of being and their sense of duty. I also do it precisely because of that.”
Aragon Vice President and Industry Councillor, Arturo Aliaga, has also been hospitalised in a Zaragoza hospital, although he is due in for more than two weeks after undergoing two surgical operations.
He is said to be progressing well, according to sources from the Aragonese Party.
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