Former PM Patrick John returned to Dominica yesterday after receiving medical attention in Martinique
Dominica’s first Prime Minister Patrick Roland John, also fondly known as the ‘Little Man with a Big Heart’, has returned to Dominica, with his wife Desiree, after receiving medical attention in Martinique. John departed Dominica for the French island of Martinique via air ambulance, in early January 2016, one day before his 79th birthday, to access medical care for a heart ailment. While in Martinique, he also had surgery on his right knee.
On his arrival in Dominica, he was transported via ambulance to the Princess Margaret Hospital, where he will continue to undergo further medical care. John, who is Dominica’s first Prime Minister, was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital on November 29, 2015, and was discharged on December 30. He was readmitted to the institution on 3rd January 2016, after he complained of shortness of breath
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