Prime Minister undergoes MRI to check lungs

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. -
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. -

The Prime Minister underwent an MRI at Scarborough General Hospital on Wednesday evening to monitor his lung functions, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said in a statement.

Dr Rowley, 71, tested positive for covid19 on Monday after developing flu-like symptoms. The statement from the OPM said Rowley was taken by assigned doctors from his official residence in Blenheim to the hospital.

He has since returned to quarantine in Blenheim where he continues to be monitored and cared for by staff of the Tobago Regional Health Authority.

In an earlier statement, the OPM said Rowley will chair tomorrow's meeting of the Cabinet virtually. The Prime Minister, who is still carrying out his duties as head of government and Caricom chairman, had a conference call on Wednesday with US Congresswoman Maxine Waters. The meeting was a follow up to a March 25 meeting in which they discussed issues of mutual interest, including covid19, Venezuela, Haiti among other issues. The OPM said the talks were fruitful.

In January, Rowley checked into Westshore Private Hospital in Trinidad after feeling unwell.

After several tests he had surgery to clear blocked arteries.


"Prime Minister undergoes MRI to check lungs"

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