The Prime Minister of Guyana, Moses Nagamootoo is to undergo heart bypass surgery in the United States on Tuesday.
The Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced that Nagamootoo 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.
“As a result of further cardiac 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,” Harmon said in a statement.
Nagamootoo, 70, is being accompanied by his wife, Sita and the government said that Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, will act as Prime Minister.
The government has promised further updates on the health of Prime Minister Nagamootoo.