This country’s Prime Minister says while he is heartened by the outpouring of empathy and prayers, voluntarily directed towards him and his family as he undergoes medical tests in the United States, his health and choices on his medical matters remain personal.
Prime Minister, Dr. Rowley is presently in California where he says he has regularly received check ups from doctors there, in conjunction with doctors at home in T&T.
The Prime Minister notes that this occasion is no different from those prior, except for the fact that as a result of the intensity of his activities during the last 36 months or so, he has been unable to kept his annual appointments until recently.
He Rowley explained that he did his examinations in Trinidad, and the results were subsequently transmitted to his doctors in California.
Meanwhile, former Prime Minister and UNC leader, Basdeo Panday has chimed in on the issue of the Prime Minister’s right to privacy when it comes to matters of health, saying that the health and medical records of a prime minister are private and should not be shared with the public.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr. Rowley is carded to return to Trinidad and Tobago on August 15th.