KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Monday April 23, 2012 – Vincentian Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves was treated for an abscess at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados over the weekend.
This was confirmed by that country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Douglas Slater during a televised address to Vincentians last night after reports surface of the Vincentian Prime Minister falling ill during on Wednesday.
Mr. Gonsalves made a stop to Barbados while in route for official visits to Kuwait and Qatar, but was forced to seek medical attention when his condition worsened. After he was examined by doctors, he was admitted to the QEH where he had the abscess drained.
Mr. Slater explained that a skin infection resulting in the formation of the abscess was at the route of the problem.
However, after receiving treatment the Prime Minister is reported to be in feeling better and on the road to recovery. And, while Mr. Gonsalves may be anxious to resume his duties, he is being advised to use the opportunity to get some rest.