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Education Minister collapses at reception for Prince Harry

Minster of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine Friday night collapsed at a reception in honour of visiting Prince Harry.

“During the outdoor event Dr. Roopnaraine experienced a brief episode of syncope (commonly referred to as  a ‘fainting spell’). The conditions were hot and, Dr. Roopnaraine was at the time also dehydrated,” government said in a statement.

“Medical attention was rendered to Dr. Roopnarine immediately and he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Dr. Roopnaraine is stable, conscious and alert and receiving treatment for dehydration. He is expected to be discharged subsequently,” said the administration.

Roopnaraine was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he was receiving medical attention for dehydration.

The reception was held at the residence of the British High Commissioner.

Roopnaraine is a British citizen.