GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 24, 2019 (CMC) – President, David Granger, has completed the first phase of his medical treatment in Cuba and is steadily improving.
This was disclosed by Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed, in a statement, yesterday.
Granger, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October 2018, and has been undergoing chemotherapy in Cuba, will begin radiation therapy next month.
“The Cuban medical specialists, who are overseeing his medical care for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, have expressed their full satisfaction with the President’s response to chemotherapy and his overall physical well-being,” Majeed said.
He added that, based on an expert’s evaluation of the President’s medical condition, it has been concluded that it is no longer necessary for him to undergo chemotherapy.
The President, who returned to Guyana, yesterday, has acknowledged the sacrifices made by Cubans, nationally and internationally, and explained, that from his point of view, Cuba was a success story, in spite of all the hardships the country was enduring.
Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, paid a courtesy call on Granger and congratulated him on the positive response to the medical treatment.
The President noted that this is the third time that Minister Bruno Rodriguez has visited him, since he has been undergoing medical care in Cuba.
“The Cuban foreign minister briefed President Granger on the present political and economic situation in Cuba, and praised Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for consistently supporting Cuba.
He said that Cuba sees the Caribbean as an extended family, and informed President Granger that a Caribbean Heroes Park will open, next month, in Havana,” said Ambassador Majeed.