GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 24, 2019 (CMC) – Doctors treating Guyana’s President, David Granger, for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, have expressed “satisfaction” with the latest results of his tests in Cuba, “and indeed his recovery process”, according to an official statement, issued in Havana.
Granger, 77, travelled to Havana, last weekend, for further treatment and, according to a statement issued by the Guyana Embassy in Cuba, after “four investigations”, the doctors “have found nothing negative about his present state of health”.
It said that, in keeping with the protocol associated with the “treatment and monitoring of this type of medical condition, the specialists have proposed that he return to Cuba, after 90 days, for another round of evaluation”.
The statement added that during his stay in Havana, Granger met with graduating Guyanese medical students as well as some Cuban officials.
Granger, accompanied by his wife, had travelled to Cuba for evaluation by doctors of the Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ), where, last year, he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
He returned home, to continue efforts at selecting a new chairman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) after the Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled, last month, that the former holder of the post, retired justice James Patterson, was not properly selected and the process had been flawed.
Granger has said that the appointment of a new GECOM chairman is necessary for the country to hold fresh regional and general elections, following the vote of no confidence in his coalition administration that had been passed by the National Assembly last December.