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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Trinidad and Tobago : PM in good spirits

Via Trinidad Express :

" MINISTER of Health, Dr Fuad Khan, said yesterday that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar continues to be treated at her residence after contracting dengue.

Khan told the Express that Persad-Bissessar yesterday complained of dizziness but she is in good spirits.

He said dizziness is common in patients diagnosed with dengue which is carried by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

"She is doing her work at home," Khan said.

"But with this kind of thing you have to rest yourself. You don't want to be up and down too much because it is tiring."

Asked to outline the type of treatment being administered to Persad-Bissessar, Khan said the Prime Minister "has her own private arrangement".

Khan was asked if he knew what kind of medication was prescribed for Persad-Bissessar but he also declined comment, saying a patient's medical care is a confidential issue.

"She is being taken care of privately by her physicians," he said.

A statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday revealed that Persad-Bissessar was diagnosed with the classic type of dengue fever which is a less severe strain.

She was advised that she could work from her home office.

Persad-Bissessar said on Tuesday, " I will continue to run the affairs of State unless otherwise advised by my doctors that it is not practical to do so.

"I wish to advise the population that despite my illness, I am following all medical instructions so as to ensure that I will soon be back on my feet and fully functioning."

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