Ailing Top Cop could be flown overseas
Police Commissioner Henry Greene is expected to be flown to the Twin-Island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for further medical attention to repair a ruptured vessel in his foot.
Greene was rushed to the Balwant Singh Hospital on Friday morning bleeding profusely from the ruptured vessel and contrary to earlier reports, he is still hospitalised.
Kaieteur News understands that the Commissioner, who was previously hospitalised briefly a little over a month ago, was receiving blood up to yesterday.
The administration of the Guyana Police Force has been keeping details of the commissioner’s condition under wraps.
However, this newspaper was reliably informed that at last Friday morning’s admin meeting in the Commissioner’s Conference Room, officers observed a few high ranking officials who are close to the top cop, conversing in hushed tones, after which two of them left the room.
Several hours later, the officers learnt that Commissioner Greene was hospitalised, having suffered a ruptured vessel, and was in need of a large amount of blood, which was subsequently provided by a few trainees who had lifted him to the hospital.
By late Friday afternoon, a message was circulated to senior officers, informing them that they should report all important matters to Deputy Commissioner Administration (ag) Leroy Brummell, who is now the head man in charge, at least until the Top Cop recovers.
Greene, who reached the age of retirement three years ago, has been having medical problems for the past two years, having worked non-stop since his appointment as Police Commissioner five years ago.