PM Douglas wishes his Trinidad and Tobago counterpart ‘a speedy recovery’

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 29TH 2011 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas is wishing his Trinidad and Tobago counterpart, the Hon. Kamla Persad Bissessar a speedy recovery.

“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 well being. From time to time the demands of our hectic schedules have physical repercussions and remind us of our own humanity as leaders,” said Dr. Douglas, who is also a physician.

“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,” said Prime Minister Douglas, who is also Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in a message to the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister.

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

Trinidad and Tobago Education Minister Dr. the Hon. Tim Gopeesingh, a medical practitioner, who visited the 60-year-old Prime Minister told reporters that she would remain at the medical institution on the outskirts of the capital for 24 hours after she had been taken there complaining of feeling “dizzy.”

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Hon. Kamla Persad Bissessar

A brief statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister soon after she had been admitted to the hospital said that she had undergone “medical assessment, examinations and evaluation.”

But a later statement indicated that the results “have not yet been received” noting that “the Prime Minister has been on a hectic schedule over the past two months during which time she continued to work through a bout of dengue from which she is still recovering.”

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,” he told reporters, adding “she is resting comfortably.”

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

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

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