Guyana President Back Home After Another Round of Chemotherapy in Cuba


President David Granger (in face mask) after arriving at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport last night. 

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday December 12, 2018 – President David Granger is back from Cuba after undergoing another round of treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

He returned to Guyana last night after completing the second round of medical treatment and evaluation at the Centro de Investigaciones Médicas Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ) in Havana.

“The Cuban team of specialists reiterated their complete satisfaction with the President’s response to medical treatment and explained that they will continue to monitor the President’s progress in the coming weeks,” a media release from the Guyana Embassy in Cuba stated.

It added that before returning home, President Granger received a courtesy call from Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, and used the opportunity to express his gratitude to the government and the doctors for the treatment he was getting in Havana.

He told the Minister that he was very satisfied with the high level of care and attention that he was receiving at CIMEQ and praised the professionalism and expertise of his medical specialists.

Granger, who was diagnosed with cancer in October, has several more trips to Cuba to go.

When he departed Guyana for this latest round of treatment earlier this month, he revealed that he has more chemotherapy treatments in a schedule that will take him into the middle of next year.

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