Recently-appointed Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development Clifton De Coteau continues to show signs of improvement after suffering a mild stroke last Wednesday.
He was listed in stable condition at Surgi-Med Clinic, Penitence Street, San Fernando last evening.
Tourism Minister Chandresh Sharma was among several Government ministers who visited De Coteau on Friday.
“Minister De Coteau is an excellent human being. He has a strong sense of willpower and he is recovering very nicely. He has positive energy around him,” Sharma said.
He said De Couteau was resting comfortably and was expected to return home soon.
Sharma said De Coteau’s speech and mobility were not severely affected.
“He is very stable. He is recovering nicely. And we are very comfortable that he is on the road to recovery. His speech is very well. He is having some dizziness and doctor told him he has to rest for a bit. But he is expected full recovery,” he said.
Minister of Health Dr Fuad Khan, who also visited De Coteau, said he was recovering well.
Sharma said, “(De Coteau’s) weakness is that he likes to work too much. While you have to work hard you must work smart and get some rest. We wish him well and he is in good spirits.”
Several members of De Coteau’s Tableland/Moruga constituency visited him at the medical facility last Friday.
De Coteau was admitted to the nursing home last Wednesday after suffering a cerebellar bleed. He was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital to undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and returned to the private facility.
De Coteau was removed as Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration in Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s Cabinet reshuffle in July.