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Kublalsingh’s Doctor calls it quits

by | Oct 10, 2014

Dr Asante Van West-Charles-Le Blanc

Dr Asante Van West-Charles-Le Blanc

Head of the Highway Re-Route Movement Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh will mark 24 days of his hunger strike today.

His doctor has once again asked him to cease his actions and come off of the strike to preserve his health and save his life.

Dr Asante Van West-Charles-Le Blanc, has taken a decision to stop her daily services to him.

She disclosed Dr Kublalsingh’s health is rapidly declining and there is organ damage.

In a news release, she stated that Kublalsingh understood her decision and “liberated” her from her obligations to him.

Van West-Charles-Le Blanc, who treated Kublalsingh during his 21-day hunger strike in 2012, had advised the former university lecturer against embarking on a second strike and up to earlier this week told the media his physical decline had reached a “critical” stage.

Le Blanc further revealed that she would still be available to him if an emergency occured, and would be happy to attend to him in any institution of his choice if he decided to stop this hunger strike.

The doctor had up to this week addressed scepticism over Kublalsingh’s claims that he has, for three weeks, consumed neither food nor water, saying this appeared to be true based on her examinations.

The doctor had made several visits in the past two weeks to check up on Kublalsingh at a camp in St Clair, opposite the Office of the Prime Minister, set up by the Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM), the group he is leading in protest against Government’s decision to construct a segment of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway extension to Point Fortin that runs from Debe to Mon Desir.

She shared that she had to respect Kublalsingh’s wish not to be medically assisted in meeting the needs of his body to stay alive, for as long as he was lucid and conscious.

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