His hospitalization here and subsequent medical attention in the United States became necessary, after Carty fell ill on Wednesday 14th September, while on a tour with other Cabinet members at high schools, to distribute lap tops to students of the 4th and 5th forms.
According to Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, it was while the team of officials was at the Cayon High School that Carty complained of not feeling well. He was advised to visit the nearby clinic for attention, but was further guided to go to the main hospital in Basseterre, for further tests. Though he was allowed to go home, he eventually ended up being hospitalized.
“He made the fourth stop at the Cayon High School and there he reported that he was not feeling well. He indicated to me that he wanted to leave and he went to the nearby Cayon Health Centre, then to his personal physician and then to the hospital and went home. He was hospitalized a week before last Saturday and eventually had to go to Miami on Sunday afternoon,” said Dr. Douglas.
“When I spoke with him after surgery, he was in very, very good spirits, high spirits. I spoke to him last night and he has asked me to convey thanks, not only to those who assisted him while he was at our hospital, his doctors, the nursing staff and Administration and all who assisted him in getting out to Miami and he ask that I extend thanks to those who have been praying for him, his heartfelt thanks and appreciation,” Prime Minister Douglas said Tuesday, 2th September, during his weekly radio call in programme “Ask the Prime Minister.”
Dr. Douglas, who returned to the Federation on Sunday was in New York and Washington, D. C. on official business and had spoken to Mr. Carty several times while in the United States.
“I made arrangements (for him) to travel, working closely with his doctors at the Joseph N.
France General Hospital, the Nursing Staff and with the (Hospital) Administration and we were very pleased with the support that has been given and eventually he left on Sunday, 25th September, 2011. He had emergency surgery yesterday (Monday) in Miami,” Prime Minister Douglas disclosed.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Douglas has designated Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, Patrice Nisbett, to act as Minister of Education and Information, during Mr. Carty’s absence.