Corbin hospitalised after suspected heart attack
Rumours flowed around the city yesterday after People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Leader, Robert Corbin, was admitted a patient at the Woodlands Hospital.
Reports are that Corbin was driving himself to a meeting yesterday when he began feeling unwell. This newspaper was informed that the Opposition Leader drove directly to the Woodlands Hospital with a suspected heart attack.
It was initially reported that he had first visited the Georgetown Public Hospital and was then transferred to Woodlands Hospital.
The telephone lines at this newspaper were however bombarded with telephone calls that suggest that the political figure had reached a worse fate.
But according to the man’s relatives, including his wife and brother, Charles, who were present at the private hospital when this newspaper arrived around 14:45 hours, Corbin was in a stable condition.
They did not appear to be too distressed and expressed optimism at his complete recovery.
According to Charles Corbin, medical officials examined the party leader and a number of tests were carried out. He was subsequently sedated and was expected to sleep for at least three hours before regaining full awareness, his relatives disclosed.
The results of the tests would have been known by then, Charles Corbin said.
By nightfall Mr Corbin was alert and was able to communicate with his doctors in New York. The tests had come back negative, according to Charles Corbin. However, the elder Corbin was still experiencing some discomfort but he had been stabilised and according to the doctors at Woodlands Hospital, he had been stabilised enough to travel.
He is expected to be medi-vacced to the United States on Wednesday. Asked about the delay, the younger Corbin said that it could be a question of logistics.
The brother said that Corbin’s doctors in New York were made aware of the situation and they informed the Corbins that they preferred to have the patient in America.
A release from the party issued some time after 17:00 hours yesterday confirmed Corbin’s hospitalisation after he complained of feeling unwell.
It stated, too, that the party leader’s condition was being evaluated to determine the relevant treatment option.
The release stated that the party’s General Secretary, Oscar Clarke, would keep the public informed of future developments on Corbin’s condition.
News of Mr Corbin’s ailment travelled far and wide. There were calls from North America, some querying whether he had died because that was one of the rumours doing the rounds.