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Environmental Activist rushed to hospital after falling unconscious

by | Oct 13, 2014

KUBLALSINGH WIFE AND SONENVIRONMENTAL activist Dr Wayne Kublalsingh took a turn for the worst yesterday and had to be rushed to the St Clair Medical Centre.

According to reports, he was on his way to Maracas Beach to have a sea-bath, however he never made it out of the vehicle.

Kublalsingh lapsed into a state of unconsciousness for almost half-an-hour between 8.30 and 9 a.m. in the car park

of the Maracas Bay beach facility due to a heat stroke combined with a weakened body as a result of his 26-day hunger strike.

Speaking to reporters outside St Clair Medical yesterday, his doctor Dr. VanWest-Charles-Le Blanc said after he lost consciousness, he was immediately taken to the St Clair Medical Facility.

Upon arrival, the physician and the nursing staff at St Clair at the Accident and Emergency Department initially did intravenous (IV) rehydration.

He was unconscious at the time and he regained consciousness with the IV in his hand and accepted that it be left there for now.

Yesterday afternoon the activist was described as being alert.

Blood tests were conducted and the results were within normal limits.

Dr. Kublalsingh was given some Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C IV and just IV fluids, and kept overnight at the Institution.

However he has been describes as critical but stable.

Le Blanc, said that the end result of this hunger strike, should there be no intervention, would be death.

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Dr. Le blanc has estimated Dr. Kublalsingh to weigh about 90 pounds after beginning the hunger strike at 124 pounds.

Kublalsingh, head of the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM), is protesting the Government’s decision to proceed with construction of the Debe to Mon Desir leg of the extension of the Solomon Hochoy Highway to Point Fortin, due to environmental and humane concerns.

He has requested that his privacy be respected and he also asked that the candle-light vigil be continued last night to carry on the fight.

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