Having responded well to treatment in Cuba, President David Granger is set to return to Guyana tomorrow, November 20.

This is according to information released today by Guyana’s Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba, Halim Majeed. In a statement, Majeed informed that, “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.”s

It is, however, expected that 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.

President Granger, in the company of his wife, First Lady Sandra Granger, departed Guyana on October 30 to seek medical intervention in Cuba amidst health concerns. A series of medical investigations resulted in the diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of cancer.

The President was afforded the services of a medical team and has already received a first round of chemotherapy treatment. The medical team has reported that President Granger has been responding well to treatment.

Majeed noted that, “With the President’s highly specialised 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.”

Further, Majeed said that President Granger is expected to continue his daily routine of work, treatment, and rest under the supervision of his medical team.

In commenting on the well-being of the President, Majeed revealed that on Friday, November 9, 2018, the Guyana Head of State was able to meet 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, the Honorable Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, to discuss a number of matters of mutual interest.

Majeed said, “His Excellency, President David Granger, wishes to reiterate publicly his deep appreciation to His Excellency, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermuda, President of the Republic of Cuba; Army General Raul Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba; the Honourable Jose Angel Portal Miranda, Minister of Public Health; His Excellency, Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro, Ambassador of Cuba in Guyana; and, indeed, the Government of the Republic of Cuba for the excellent arrangements that were put in place for his arrival in Cuba and his subsequent extraordinary medical treatment in at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas.”


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