Prime Minister Nagamootoo to Undergo Heart Surgery in the United States


GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is scheduled to undergo heart bypass surgery in the United States today (Tuesday), Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced in a statement on Monday.

He said Nagamootoo had recently underwent a routine medical examination where the cardiac issues were detected.

“Prime Minister Nagamootoo was advised to seek further medical intervention and brought forward a planned private visit to the United States,” Harmon said.

He added, “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.”

Nagamootoo, 70, is being accompanied by his wife, Sita.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, will act as Prime Minister.

The government has promised further updates on the health of Prime Minister Nagamootoo. – CMC