Saturday, September 28, 2013

De Coteau in hospital, resting comfortably

Clifton De Coteau
Cabinet minister Clifton De Coteau is in hospital with a condition known as a cerebellar bleed that medical sources say is affecting his balance. 

De Coteau became ill on Wednesday and was taken to a private hospital where he is reported to be resting comfortably.

De Coteau's parliamentary and cabinet colleague Dr Roodal Moonilal confirmed on Friday that the minister is being treated at the Surgimed Medical Centre in San Fernando.

Moonilal told local media, "I spoke to him yesterday (Thursday) and he was in good spirits and energised. We wish him all the best. He is an integral part of our team and we wish him a speedy recovery. All his parliamentary and cabinet colleagues are with him side by side, and we intend later in the evening to visit him.”

Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan told the Express newspaper on Friday De Coteau "is resting comfortable". He added that the minister has "a cerebellar bleed" trhat should be resolved "in a few days or weeks".

Staff at the San Fernando General Hospital conducted an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) procedure on De Coteau on Thursday and allowed him to return to the private hospital.

De Coteau is the Member of Parliament for Moruga/Tableland.

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