Office of the PM strongly denies hospitalization reports on social media

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A statement released Sunday from the Office of the Prime Minister, outlined that fake reports are circulating on social media, falsely claiming that Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis was rushed to the hospital last Tuesday morning, January 22, after experiencing an above normal blood pressure reading.

“The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to advise the Bahamian public that these reports are completely untrue,” the statement read. “Prime Minister Minnis was not rushed to the hospital at any time as claimed in the false and misleading report.”

The statement did outline, however, that the Prime Minister visited the Princess Margaret Hospital early last Wednesday morning to be treated for a mild allergic reaction to something he had eaten the evening before.

The statement said he was treated and released a short time later.

“The Office of the Prime Minister wishes to assure the Bahamian public that the Prime Minister is in excellent health,” the statement concluded.