CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. May 1, 2009: Guyana opposition leader, Robert Corbin, will remain in New York for now for further medical tests, CaribWorldNews has learnt.
General Secretary of the Peoples National Congress Reform Party, Oscar Clarke, in an email response to CWNN Thursday, said the party head will remain in the U.S. for now, `and plans to pursue further medical tests before returning to Guyana.` Clarke offered no other detail.
Corbin was discharged from the St. Francis Hospital Heart Center Tuesday evening, according to CWNN sources. He is reported in stable condition.
On April 25th, the PNCR leader suffered from chest pains while driving and was taken to the Woodlands Hospital in Guyana. He subsequently was transferred to the Georgetown Hospital before being medic-vacced to the U.S. for further checks.
The Guyana government is footing the bill for the treatment.
Sources say the cause of the medical emergency was not a heart attack but angina, or chest pain or discomfort that occurs when the heart muscle does not get enough blood. Corbin has, reportedly, been under stress recently following criticism over his running of the party and a challenge to his leadership by Dr. Richard Van West Charles, the son-in-law of former President, Forbes Burnham.
Van West Charles, reliable sources say, returned to Guyana this week after submitting an early retirement at his PAHO job. He is set to now make his formal bid for the PNCR top spot.