President Granger to start Radiotherapy in April


President David Granger has successfully completed the first phase of his medical treatment in the Republic of Cuba and is expected to commence radiotherapy in early April this year, according to the Guyana Embassy in Cuba.

“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. Based on their expert evaluation of his medical condition, they have deemed it no longer necessary in the treatment of the President,” Halim Majeed, Ambassador of Guyana to the Republic of Cuba, said in a statement Saturday.

President Granger diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – a form cancer that develops in a network of vessels and glands spread throughout the body – by the Cuban medical team at CIMEQ late October 2018 and has been undergoing medical treatment and evaluation by specialists at that institution.

President David Granger (center), Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla (right) and Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed. [Photo released by Guyana’s Embassy in Cuba]
The President’s diagnosis was announced on November 14, 2018, and since then he has made several trips to Cuba for his Chemotherapy treatment.

The Cuban Medical Team assigned to President Granger had said that the President’s progress has exceeded their expectations.

The President, who is accompanied by First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger and ADC to the President, Major Mark St. Claire, will be returning to Guyana later Saturday.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, paid a Courtesy Call on President 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 statement from the Embassy noted.

It was further noted that 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.

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