Government officials: PM 'well and comfortable'

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley in an interview with Newsday at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann's. PHOTO BY JEFF MAYERS -
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley in an interview with Newsday at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann's. PHOTO BY JEFF MAYERS -

THE Prime Minister is recuperating well, after having angioplasty surgery at the Westshore Private Hospital in Cocorite last Saturday.

Dr Rowley was admitted to the hospital last Friday after complaining of discomfort.

While there was no official statement from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) about his condition on Monday, one government official said, "He is well and comfortable."

There was also no official information as to whether Rowley's doctors had given him the green light to resume work. But it is possible that Rowley could already be working from his official residence, even in a limited capacity.

A second government official said, "As far resuming work, if you know the nature of the Prime Minister, will know that he is never not working." Rowley has often spoken about working into the late hours of the night and being up very early on mornings to work.No acting prime minister was appointed during his illness.

The Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's, which shares the same compound as the Prime Minister's official residence, has an office from which Rowley can work, without having to go to the OPM at Whitehall.

In addition to his regular prime ministerial duties, one of which is chairing the National Security Council, Rowley also recently became Caricom chairman.

In a statement on Saturday, the OPM said, "The Prime Minister underwent an angiogram and a subsequent angioplasty which went well." It saidn accordance with normal medical procedure he would be kept for observation overnight.In the angioplasty a wire-mesh stent was inserted to widen a clogged artery that was restricting blood flow to the PM's heart.

On Sunday a statement said Rowley had been discharged from hospital and was resting comfortably at his official residence.

There were no signs of activity on Rowley's personal Facebook or Twitter accounts since he returned home.

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