Education Minister looks forward to returning to active duty

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Michael Browne, parliamentary representative for the All Saints West Constituency, says current issues with his health will not prevent him from serving his constituents and, by extension, executing his duties as education minister.
Browne returned to the island recently from the United States where he received advanced treatment for chest-area complications. In his first public interview since his return, the minister said he was advised to take things slow, which means he will be home for a while, recuperating.
Speaking on the prime minister’s radio station, Point FM, on Saturday, he also stated that he has a very strong team in place at the ministry to manage its day-to-day affairs.
“I focus primarily on delegation. I have mirrored my management pattern quite like the way the PM has done his. I still perform my functions and I am looking forward to going back when the time comes,” Browne said.
In late November the minister drove himself to the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre, complaining of severe pains to the chest. He was placed in the Intensive Care Unit and two days later was flown out to the Cayman Islands for treatment.
From the Cayman Islands he was further flown to Florida for more expert treatment. Browne said he was diagnosed with Costochondritis – an inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the breastbone or sternum.
The parliamentary representative also explained that there are many people in Antigua and Barbuda who are suffering from the same
condition.

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