Persistent health concerns have forced President David Granger to head to Cuba to seek medical attention. The President, in the company of his wife, First Lady Sandra Granger, left the jurisdiction this morning.

Speaking at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Timehri, this morning, the Head of
State said that recently he travelled twice to Trinidad and Tobago and had done his annual medical check-up in May where he had been given a clean bill of health.

“If I take you back over the last six months, I went to Trinidad and Tobago to do my annual medical examination which is normally done in August.  I went in May because of the Congress
of my party and the impending Local Government Elections,” he said.

However, on his return to work, the President said that he started to experience certain symptoms which were persistent, and took the decision to travel back to Trinidad to revisit the tests that were done in May.

“At that time, they discovered some symptoms which needed further investigation so I just agreed with that diagnosis and made arrangements to go to Cuba for further investigations.  At this time, there is no clear indication of disorder or what the nature of the disorder is.  It is a question of investigation and I think I can get the best advice in Cuba,” he said.

While he does not suffer from a particular ailment, President Granger said that out of an abundance of caution, he took the decision to travel to Cuba to have the relevant medical investigation done.

“The Guyanese public should be assured that once those investigations are complete they would be kept abreast with the health of the President of the Republic,” he said. The first couple is expected to return by November 11, one day before the Local Government Elections.

Assuming the responsibility of President is Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo whose portfolio
is being filled by Minister Carl of Greenidge.


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