Guyana pres­i­dent leaves hos­pi­tal in Cuba

Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - NEWS -

GE­ORGE­TOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Min­istry of the Pres­i­dency says fol­low­ing a se­ries of in­ten­sive tests by doc­tors in Cuba, Pres­i­dent David Granger is rest­ing com­fort­ably at an of­fi­cial res­i­dence.

Granger, who ar­rived in Cuba on Oc­to­ber 30, un­der­went the tests im­me­di­ately after he ar­rived in the coun­try.

“The pres­i­dent is re­ceiv­ing treat­ment at the Cen­tro de In­ves­ti­ga­ciones Medico Quirug­i­cas (CIMEQ) in Ha­vana. Clin­i­cal analy­ses are still in­com­plete and it is ex­pected that the Guyana Em­bassy in Ha­vana will is­sue a state­ment when enough ev­i­dence is avail­able,” the min­istry said in a state­ment.

It added that the pres­i­dent has re­sponded sat­is­fac­to­rily to med­i­cal in­ter­ven­tions over the past week, and was re­cov­er­ing well.

“Pres­i­dent Granger wishes to as­sure all cit­i­zens that he is re­ceiv­ing the best pos­si­ble med­i­cal ad­vice and at­ten­tion. The pres­i­dent wishes to thank Guyanese for their ex­pres­sions of con­cern.”

Last month, the Min­istry of the Pres­i­dency an­nounced Granger’s visit to Ha­vana but gave no de­tails, only say­ing that he would be ac­com­pa­nied by his wife.

How­ever, the Guyana-based on­line pub­li­ca­tion, De­mer­ara Waves On­line News quoted Min­is­ter of So­cial Devel­op­ment Amma Ally as in­di­cat­ing that the head of state was go­ing to Cuba for a med­i­cal “in­ves­ti­ga­tion”.

“I’m sure that you would have heard that he is not well and that he is go­ing to do an in­ves­ti­ga­tion as to what might be his prob­lem,” she then told De­mer­ara Waves On­line News.

Last month, the 73-year-old Granger made a pri­vate visit to Trinidad. He and his wife had gone there ear­lier this year for what Govern­ment had said had been an an­nual med­i­cal check-up.

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