Consistent with advice from his team of specialist doctors at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, Cuba, President David Granger is expected to reduce his public engagements.

According to information released by government, the President has been urged to take precautionary measures in light of his recent diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and the associated treatment.

While there were speculations about the President stepping down from his post, a source close to the President assured the Guyana Standard that he intends to continue to perform his Head of State duties to the fullest of his abilities.

“He is doing well…he is doing his work as he always did, so as far as I know the President will not be stepping down anytime soon…he has been asked to take it easy not to stop work,” the source added.

President Granger and his wife, First Lady Sandra Granger, returned to Guyana from the Republic of Cuba last week Wednesday (November 20, 2018) after spending approximately three weeks there.

Given his medical diagnosis, the President’s medical team performed a number of interventions, including the first round of chemotherapy treatment. Reports suggest that he had responded well to the treatment administered and was thus given approval to return to Guyana last week.

Since returning home the President has continued to express profound gratitude to all those who sent their well-wishes for his full and complete recovery.



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