GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 27, 2019 (CMC) – Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, has been hospitalised, at the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI), and is undergoing a number of medical tests, after complaining of feeling unwell, the on-line publication, News Source, reported today.
There has been no official confirmation of the report, but News Source reported that doctors believe that the electoral official might have suffered a suspected heart attack, after his blood pressure soared extremely high.
Lowenfield reportedly visited the Georgetown Public Hospital, yesterday, and he was subsequently transferred to the CHI.
News Source said it is unlikely that his ailment will require any major surgical procedure, however, he will remain hospitalised, for another two days, for observation purposes.
Lowenfield, who is known to suffer from hypertension, had been advised by doctors recently, to slow down the pace of his work and get more rest.
The chief elections officer is at the forefront of preparation for possible regional and general elections in Guyana, following the successful motion of no confidence, filed by the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) last December.
The PPP has been calling for the elections to be held no later than March 19, but Lowenfield has told reporters that he does not believe that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would be able to stage credible polls, within that period.