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Guyana's President Returns to Cuba Tuesday for medical treatment

Guyana's President David Granger Returns to Cuba for medical treatment Guyana's President David Granger Returns to Cuba for medical treatment
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, December 4, 2018 - Having concluded a first round of chemotherapy in Cuba, President David Granger is scheduled to return to Cuba on Tuesday for continued treatment for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

The Guyanese president's return to Cuba follows his nearly three-week visit for medical tests and subsequent treatment following the diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Minister  of State Joseph Harmon told a media briefing last Friday, that  President Granger  had heeded advice by his Cuban medical specialists to scale back public engagements, but “remains in command and control of the business of the state. The president is having meetings. He is giving directions. He is much better than when he left for Cuba. The treatment regime will require him going to Cuba on a number of occasions.”

Harmon gave the assurance that the government, “continues to work assiduously to ensure that [the president's] visions are kept. The Green State Development Strategy, which is a brainchild of his that we continue to push… Our concern for climate change, our concern for the security of our borders, our concern for the safety and happiness of our people are all principal concerns of our President and he continues to send notes and memoranda in that regard.”

The President’s decision to reduce his workload, his office revealed, was “consistent with advice from his team of specialist doctors at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, Cuba”.

President David Granger, accompanied by his wife Sandra, returned to Guyana from Cuba on November 20, after spending about three weeks undergoing medicalexamination and treatment.

  • Countries: Guyana

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