AFC Chairman and prominent Attorney Nigel Hughes still undergoing treatment at CHI after suffering a heart attack – 18th Mar 2013
AFC Chairman, Nigel Hughes, is set to leave for Trinidad tomorrow, to be treated for a heart condition. Hughes suffered a heart attack while on a trip to the Rupununi community of Marudi. Hughes was airlifted to Georgetown and was admitted to the Caribbean Heart Institute of the Georgetown Hospital, where he remains a patient. According to a statement from Hughes’ wife, Mrs. Cathy Hughes, he is responding satisfactorily to the excellent medical attention he is receiving. Doctors are monitoring his progress.
Mrs. Hughes said Nigel and herself , and their entire family, have been overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of kind concern, support and caring from so many persons, from all walks of life and from all over the country. She said they deeply appreciate these sentiments and know that it will inspire Hughes to overcome this challenge successfully and continue his dream of helping to make a difference in the lives of the least of his countrymen, a vocation he considers his deep civic responsibility as a citizen.
Mrs. Hughes said the relatives of Nigel Hughes would like to thank President Donald Ramotar, the Minister of Health and his able team, in collaboration with Capt. Gerry Gouveia, who arranged to bring Nigel to the city and hospital, where he is under the excellent care of Dr. Carpen and his highly efficient team.