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GUYANA | President Granger cleared to return home on Tuesday

Featured from left to right) are Halim Majeed, Guyana´s Ambassador to Cuba; H.E. President David A. Granger; Cuba´s First Vice-President, H.E. Salvador Valdes Mesa; the Cuban Interpreter; and Vice-Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga (MINREX). — in Cuba. from left to right) are Halim Majeed, Guyana´s Ambassador to Cuba; H.E. President David A. Granger; Cuba´s First Vice-President, H.E. Salvador Valdes Mesa; the Cuban Interpreter; and Vice-Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga (MINREX). — in Cuba.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, November 19, 2018 - Having received his first round of chemotherapy from his doctors in Cuba for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, President David Granger has been given permission by his doctors to travel, and  is scheduled to return to Guyana tomorrow. It is expected that he may have to return to Cuba for further treatment.

A press statement this morning from the Embassy of Guyana in Cuba, said "Given the diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, the President’s Medical Team has performed a number of medical interventions. Thus far, His Excellency, the President, has received the first round of chemotherapy treatment and, according to the Medical Team, has responded very well.

"With the President’s highly specialized medical care and treatment for nearly three weeks – and his positive response to the medical interventions and treatment – his Medical Team of Cuban Specialists has given approval for him to travel to Guyana.

"The Embassy of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is pleased to officially inform that His Excellency, the President, would depart Havana on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, and will arrive in Guyana on the evening of the same day.

Granger in Cuba 2 460"The President continues his daily routine of work, treatment and rest under the supervision of his Medical Team. On Friday, November 9, 2018, he met Cuba’s First Vice-President, His Excellency Salvador Valdes Mesa (who was performing the duties of the President of Cuba), and Vice-Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX), the Honorable Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, to discuss a number of matters of mutual interest.

"His Excellency, the President, would like to publicly thank the Management of CIMEQ; his Team of Medical Specialists; the Team of Nurses; the other medical staff of CIMEQ, and his Security and Protocol Detail for their professionalism, the special care and attention which he has received and for the excellent facilities in which he has been accommodated.

"His Excellency, the President, may be required to return to Havana in a time prescribed by his Medical Team in order to examine and evaluate the progress of his recovery – and to extend his schedule of treatment.

Last modified onTuesday, 20 November 2018 01:52
  • Countries: Guyana

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