Former Prime Minister Patrick John Flown Out of Dominica for Medical Attention
Dominica’s first Prime Minister Patrick John was airlifted to Martinique to seek further medical treatment for heart problems on Thursday 7th, 2016.
The former Prime Minister has complained of shortness of breath and was at the ICU up to late Wednesday 6th January.
His condition since then has been described by family members as stable.
Journalist Carlisle John Baptiste was at the Canefield Airport when John was airlifted via a helicopter.
According to him, “When he left the ICU we did try to chat with him and all he said was everything is in the hands of God and I want to thank everybody for all the assistance.
He was transported by ambulance from the Princess Margaret Hospital to the Canefield airport.”
He further indicated that Calypsonian, Derick ‘Hunter’ St.Rose; who John has composed Calypso songs for in previous years and his wife Marah St. Rose were present and assisted in getting him on to the air ambulance.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has stated that Government will meet the cost involved in Mr. John’s recovery.
Talk show host, Matt Peltier also raised about $30,000 through a radio thon recently to assist with his recovery and medical expenses.
Patrick John will on January 08th, 2016 celebrate his 79th Birthday.