PM Gonsalves suffers muscular injury, advised not to rush recovery
September 23, 2014

PM Gonsalves suffers muscular injury, advised not to rush recovery

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has sustained a muscular injury to his right thigh, which has seriously affected his mobility.

The muscle that is injured is called the ‘rectus femoris.’

He is currently being treated at home by a team of medical experts, including Dr Charles Woods,{{more}} orthopaedic surgeon, Denis Byam, physiotherapist, and his personal physician Dr Elsworth Charles, a release from the Office of the Prime Minister said.

The medical team has advised Gonsalves that recovery from this illness cannot be unduly rushed. He has been further advised to seek treatment abroad, and he is examining the possibility of treatment in Havana.

As a result of this development, some changes have been made to the delegation attending the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations. Dr Gonsalves and his wife will no longer be part of the delegation.

Instead, the Minister responsible for Foreign Affairs, Senator Camillo Gonsalves, will head the delegation, and will deliver the country’s address to the UN, this Saturday. Senator Gonsalves will conduct all scheduled bi-lateral meetings, and will represent Prime Minister Gonsalves at all related meetings.

This includes a panel discussion to be hosted by the United States Congressional Black Caucus, scheduled for this Friday in Washington, DC.

The Minister responsible for Agriculture, Saboto Caesar, will join Senator Gonsalves at the town hall meeting slated for this Saturday, September 27, at the Friends of Crown Heights auditorium in Brooklyn, New York.