Guyana P.M. has heart surgery

In a statement, the prime minister’s family said Nagamootoo, 70, “our dad is out of surgery and is in recovery.”

The “surgery was successful,” noted the statement, which quoted his wife Sita, who had traveled with him to the U.S.

Earlier in the month, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Nagamootoo had recently undergone a routine medical examination where the cardiac issues were detected.

“Prime Minister Nagamootoo was advised to seek further medical intervention and brought forward a planned private visit to the United States,” Harmon said.

The Guyana government, in a statement, noted “Prime Minister Nagamootoo is expected to make a full and complete recovery in the coming weeks before returning to Guyana.”