GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday April 23, 2019 – President David Granger is back in Guyana after successfully completing radiotherapy treatment for cancer in Cuba, but he has been advised to avoid a heavy workload.
Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba Halim Majeed issued a statement over the weekend giving an update on Granger, who is suffering from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and had previously undergone several rounds of chemotherapy in Cuba.
“There has been no complication in this cycle of treatment and his medical specialists are looking forward to his recovery and his return to normalcy,” he said.
“In terms of his resumption of official duties, they have cautioned against too heavy a work load immediately and have advised that care must be taken in pursuing excessive public engagements at this time.”
President Granger is expected to continue a schedule of medication prescribed by his doctors and, according to Majeed, is expected to return to Cuba at a time to be determined by his Cuban medical team.
President Granger expressed his gratitude to Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Raúl Castro, First Vice-President of Cuba Salvador Valdés Mesa, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuban Ambassador in Guyana Narciso Reinaldo Socorro, the medical team at CIMEQ – the Havana hospital where he received treatment –, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Caucus in Cuba, and the many colleagues, friends and well-wishers who have extended best wishes for his full recovery and have prayed for his return to good health and physical well-being.