GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday October 31, 2018 – Guyana’s President David Granger left for Cuba yesterday to undergo what has been described as a “medical investigation” but no details of the nature of that have been disclosed.
Speaking at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) before he left with his wife yesterday morning, the Head of State said that he recently travelled to Trinidad and Tobago for an annual medical check-up in May and was given a clean bill of health.
“If I take you back over the last six months, I went to Trinidad and Tobago to do my annual medical examination which is normally done in August. I went in May because of the Congress of my party and the impending Local Government Elections,” he explained.
However, Granger said that on his return to work, he started to experience certain persistent symptoms and decided to return to Trinidad to revisit the tests that were done in May.
“At that time, they discovered some symptoms which needed further investigation so I just agreed with that diagnosis and made arrangements to go to Cuba for further investigations. At this time, there is no clear indication of disorder or what the nature of the disorder is. It is a question of investigation and I think I can get the best advice in Cuba,” he said.
While he does not suffer from a particular ailment, President Granger said that out of an abundance of caution, he took the decision to travel to Cuba to have the relevant medical investigation done.
“The Guyanese public should be assured that once those investigations are complete they would be kept abreast with the health of the President of the Republic,” he said.
Granger is expected to be back in time for Local Government Elections scheduled for November 12.