Monday, May 29, 2023

Colombia VP in Intensive Care after collapsing during speech

Colombia Reports

German Vargas (Image credit: Vice-President's Office)

Colombia Vice-President German Vargas has been held in Intensive Care after he collapsed while speaking at a public event on Wednesday.

According to local media, Vargas was visiting the town of Floridablanca, Santander to sign infrastructure contracts and fainted while giving a speech.

- Advertisement -

The VP was taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Bucaramanga and immediately taken to the Intensive Care unit.

According to the hospital, the VP suffered a “seizure” caused by an “old benign brain injury [that was] accentuated by his excessive workload in recent days.”

Newspaper El Tiempo said that a group of 10 medics of different specialties observed Vargas.

According to Dr. Virgilio Galvis, the Vice President had not slept the night before his collapse and was visiting several municipalities in the Santander province to promote government investment projects in the region’s infrastructure.

- Advertisement -

Vargas was kept in observation for a minimum period of 24 hours and is expected to leave the hospital Thursday afternoon.

The vice president, who is widely assumed to run for president in 2018, has been put in charge of the government’s infrastructure investment plan and has been touring the country almost continuously to present “his” projects.

The post Colombia VP in Intensive Care after collapsing during speech appeared first on .

Colombia Reports

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn't look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it's accuracy.

Related Articles

Colombia has one of the lowest minimum wages in Latin America

QCOLOMBIA - 2023 starts and with it many of the workers...

Colombia and Venezuela reopen border crossing after 7 years

QCOLOMBIA - Colombia and Venezuela on Monday, September 26, 2022, reopened...
- paying the bills -


- paying the bills -


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!