President in Cuba for medical checkup

first_imgPresident David Granger on Saturday morning departed Guyana for the Republic of Cuba, where he has been receiving treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.This was announced by the Ministry of the Presidency in a brief statement on its Facebook page. The Head of State was accompanied by First Lady, Sandra Granger.This is one of several visits for treatment since November 2018, when he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of cancer which envelopes the lymphatic system.On October 30, 2018, the President and First Lady Sandra Granger travelled to Cuba for him to undergo medical tests after he had complained of feeling unwell. Days later, he was diagnosed with cancer.The President has since reduced his number of public engagements.An update on his health in January revealed that the Head of State is “progressing satisfactorily in his treatment”.This was disclosed during a meeting between President Granger and his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez.During their informal exchange of views, President Granger once again expressed gratitude to the Cuban Government for the medical treatment he is currently receiving at CIMEQ.Meanwhile, President Diaz-Canel had explained that Cuba has a special relationship with Guyana and noted that Cuba was ensuring that President Granger’s medical treatment is undertaken with dignity, respect and responsibility that only a fraternal country could offer.last_img read more