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T&T: Manning back in hospital


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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 24, CMC – Three weeks after he returned from the United States where he had been seeking medical treatment for a mild stroke, former prime minister Patrick Manning has been hospitalised after suffering what has been described as a seizure at his home.
A post on Manning’s Facebook page Thursday night told supporters “let not your heart be troubled. I am fine.
“Just had a CT scan and X-Ray. All is well. Waiting on doctor and then I will be heading home. Almighty God is great and I thank him for his mercies,” he wrote.
But Chairman of the South-West Regional Health Authority Dr Lackram Bodoe said that Manning, who celebrated his 66th birthday earlier this month, was being attended to by a team of medical practitioners, headed by a consultant neurologist.
In January, Manning suffered a mild stroke that left him partly paralysed and was treated at a hospital in the United States.
Last week, the Speaker of Parliament, Wade Mark, said he had approved a three month extension of Manning’s leave from the legislative chamber.
The Express newspaper reported Friday that the Manning family was advised that the seizure was not a medical episode that would need intensive treatment.


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