“Whatever challenges [President Granger] is beatable” – PM Nagamootoo

─ President getting treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

─ medical personnel began second phase of treatment on Nov. 14 

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 15, 2018

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo today said that the health challenge currently faced by Guyana’s Head of State President David Granger is certainly “beatable.”

The Prime Minister, who is also performing duties of Head of State, in President Granger’s absence was speaking at the annual graduation ceremony of the Tutorial High School today.

“In remembering our President on this day… I believe firmly in the power of positive thinking and whatever challenges him today in Cuba is beatable.”

The Prime Minister recalled that both himself and President Granger attended the Auchlyne Primary School in Berbice.

“Destiny placed us at the same place at the same time. Destiny must have had a reason why two persons from two different parts of the country must attend the same school. We stood the test of time and we became two boys from a village from the same school, at the same time, we became the President and Prime Minister of Guyana… I believe that today that we owe it to a great son of this soil who has invested his intellect into this country.”

According to the Prime Minister, never before has a person forsaken regular gifts for his own birthday and instead requested buses, boats, boots, bicycles and books. Those, he said, were then donated to schools across Guyana.

“We have him in our thoughts today because we are speaking of a man of worth, a leader of quality who wanted to imbue the same intellect he has received, to our children,” Prime Minister Nagamootoo noted.

A release from the Guyana’s Embassy in the Republic of Cuba, on Wednesday evening reported that subsequent to a series of medical tests, President Granger was diagnosed as suffering from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and was placed in the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas (CIMEQ) on Thursday, November 1, where he underwent a surgical procedure.

The release further stated that the President’s medical personnel began the second phase of treatment on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, and is likely to be placed in CIMEQ for a short period of two to three days.

It said during this time, the president has been working and resting in accordance with the advice he has been receiving from his doctors.

“He is in fine form and a good frame of mind. He is expected to fully recover under the supervision of his doctors,” the release added.

Alexis Rodney.

Image: Kennyann Bacchus.

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