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Minister Cliffton De Coteau hospitalized after falling ill…

images (1)Member of Parliament for Moruga/Tableland, and Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development, Cliffton De Coteau, is hospitalized after falling ill on Wednesday…

Confirmation of this comes from Health Minister, Dr. Fuad Khan, who says doctors are still trying to determine what caused Mr. De Coteau’s collapse…

Housing Minister, Dr Roodal Moonilal, also confirmed Mr. De Coteau’s medical issue…

He told reporters the minister was taken to Surgimed Medical Centre in San Fernando, and that some tests were being done….

Minister Moonilal said De Coteau spoke with him yesterday and he was in good spirits and energized. He said he was resting at the moment.

According to reports, Minister De Coteau was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital on Thursday afternoon for a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), before being returned to the private hospital.

Meantime, sources close to the minister said he suffered a mild stroke on Wednesday night, at approximately 6.30 p.m, when he began feeling dizzy.

Earlier this month, during the 3rd cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, switched Mr. De Coteau from the Ministry of National Diversity and Social Integration, to Gender, Youth and Child Development…

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