Prayer Service For Ailing Guyana President

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Guyanese will gather in from of State House, the official resident of the head of state, on Sunday to pray for President David Granger.

Organizers say the get well prayer service will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Granger on Wednesday began the second phase of treatment at a hospital in Cuba after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the lymph system.

Symptoms include enlarged lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, weight loss and tiredness as well as bone pain, chest pain or itchiness.

A statement issued by Halim Majeed, the Guyana Ambassador to Cuba, said that Granger, 73,  underwent a surgical procedure at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas (CIMEQ) on November 1, and five days later was discharged and returned to his official accommodation.

“The President’s medical personnel has now begun the second phase of treatment today, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, and he is likely to be placed in CIMEQ for a short period of two to three days.

“During this time, the President has been working and resting in accordance with the advice he has been receiving from his doctors. He is in fine form and a good frame of mind. He is expected to fully recover under the supervision of his doctors,” the statement said.

Granger, accompanied by his wife, had travelled to Havana on October 30 initially, for a medical investigation which he deemed necessary because of an unusual physical discomfort.