Catering to the medical needs of President David Granger is the fraternal duty of the Government of Cuba. This is according to Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba. Parilla, according to a statement issued by the Embassy of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in Cuba, said that “Cuba will do everything in its power for his [President Granger] full recovery so that he could resume his official duties as quickly as is practicable on a full-time basis.

This disclosure was made during a courtesy call the Cuban Foreign Minister paid to President Granger on Monday.

During that meeting President Granger took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the Cuban Government and the team of medical specialists catering to him for the treatment that he is being afforded in Havana. In fact he hastened to tell the Foreign Minister that he was very satisfied with the high level of care and attention that he is receiving at Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas [CIMEQ] in Havana, Cuba and praised the professionalism and expertise meted out to him.

At the meeting too, the Cuban Foreign Minister brought greetings and best wishes for President Granger’s speedy recovery from his Excellency, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, President and Head of State of Cuba and Army General Raul Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.

The Foreign Minister also expressed complete satisfaction with the relations between Cuba and Guyana and viewed President Granger’s acceptance of an official invitation from President Bermudez to pay a State visit to Cuba next year as further evidence of the close relations between the two countries.

President Granger, who has been appreciative of the concern that has been demonstrated for his well-being, has continually expressed sincere thanks to all those individuals and organisations in and out of Guyana that have continued to send best wishes for his speedy recovery.

After completing a recent second bout of chemotherapy in Cuba, President David Granger was set to return to Guyana today. This is according to information released by the Embassy.

President Granger in the company of his wife, First Lady Sandra Granger, last week left for Cuba to undergo the medical treatment at CIMEQ.  After an intensive series of tests by specialist doctors, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of cancer. Reports suggest that the Head of State has been responding well to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.



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