Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is to undergo heart bypass surgery in the United States on Tuesday, the Minister of State Joseph Harmon has announced.
He said Nagamootoo had recently undergone a routine medical examination where the cardia issues were detected.
“Prime Minister Nagamootoo was advised to seek further medical intervention and brought forward a planned private visit to the United States.
“As a result of further examinations, Prime Minister Nagamootoo will undergo by-pass heart surgery tomorrow, Tuesday February 13th at a medical institution in the United States and is expected to recover fully in the coming weeks,” Harmon said in a statement
Nagamootoo, 70, is being accompanied by his wife, Sita and the government said that Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, will act as Prime Minister.
The government has promised further updates on the health of Prime Minister Nagamootoo.