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Marlene back in hospital

Sunday, July 8, 2018


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Minister of Public Administration Marlene McDonald has been hospitalised once again. A press release from the Ministry of Communications yesterday stated that she was warded at the St Clair Medical Facility.

It said she was being treated for an existing medical condition. This is the second time the minister had to be hospitalised in the space of a month. In June McDonald was hospitalised after complaining of feeling unwell at a post-cabinet media briefing on June 14, 2018. Tests concluded her sugar levels were low. She was subsequently discharged on the same evening.

The Sunday Guardian contacted the PNM's office for an update on Mc Donald's condition but was unable to get any information. After contacting several other PNM official, Senator Alisha Romano said there was no update at the time.

Mc Donald's colleagues in the PNM are, however, wishing her a speedy recovery.

In September last year, Public Administration and Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie was warded at the ICU unit of the St Clair Medical Facility after he fell ill at his home. Cuffie had previously suffered a stroke from which he recovered. It was assured by the officials in the PNM that Cuffie did not suffer another stroke. However, Cuffie's 'medical episode' has left him unable to function and carry out his duties. In March this year, Princes Town MP Barry Padarath made calls to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, to remove Cuffie from his position, in lieu of his inability to continue his duties.


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