APNU MP Richard Allen collapses in Parliament

APNU MP Richard Allen collapsed in Parliament around 1.50 pm today.

He was later revived in the House by MPs and rushed to the Georgetown Hospital. Stabroek News has learnt that he might be suffering from dehydration or the flu.

Last evening he had complained of feeling well. He said that he was experiencing a fever.

Allen collapsed as his colleague  Volda Lawrenece was making her presentation in the ongoing budget debates. Allen got up from his seat and was about to leave the Chambers when he slumped on Christopher Jones-another APNU parliamentarian-before falling to the ground.

A number of doctors rushed to his side as he lay on the ground and he later left with Dr George Norton in an ambulance for the GPHC.

Opposition leader David Granger told reporters that Allen is lucid and responding and that the only complaint he had was that he was suffering from influenza. Granger said he took some over-the-counter drugs for the common flu and he is now also complaining about some numbness.


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