PM Douglas Sends Best Wishes for Recovery of Trinidad’s Prime Minister

The Trinidadian leader, in the meantime has been receiving get well messages from her regional counterparts, including CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Denzil Douglas.

Douglas expressed sent his message to Mrs. Bissessar, wishing her a speedy recovery.

In a message release to the media, Douglas said, “It is with much concern that I learn of your recent illness and subsequent hospitalization. I therefore convey to you best wishes for your improved health and continued wellbeing. From time to time the demands of our hectic schedules have physical repercussions and remind us of our own humanity as leaders.”

Douglas admitted, “Indeed, we are sometimes oblivious to these developments in selfless service to our respective people and country. In anticipation of your speedy recovery, please accept, Prime Minister, the assurance of my highest consideration.”

The Prime Minister’s Press Office in Basseterre quoted the Education Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, who is also a medical practitioner, as saying that Bissessar would remain at the medical institution on the outskirts of the capital for 24 hours.

Mr. Gopeesingh provided the update after he visited the 60-year-old Prime Minister. 

A statement from the office of the Prime Minister here reported that the Trinidad leader had been admitted to the hospital and had undergone “medical assessment, examinations and evaluation.”

Another statement states that the T&T Prime Minister during the past 2 months while keeping a hectic schedule, worked while being a victim of the dengue fever, which she is still recovering from.

Dr. Gopeesingh said “X-rays had also been done on her right swollen foot which he said had been caused by two cans containing food falling on it several days ago.”

“There are no fractions just tissue swelling, she is resting comfortably,” said the doctor.

Dr. Gopeesingh was one of several ministers that visited the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and according to his statement she has expressed her appreciation for all the concern and support she has received from members of the public.

Last month, the T&T Prime Minister was diagnosed with dengue fever.

CMC News reported Thursday that the Prime Minister was expected to leave the private St. Clair Medical Center on Thursday, 29th September, 2011, after spending the night there for observation after she was rushed to the institution complaining of feeling unwell on Wednesday this week.


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