Six months after Gary Griffith was appointed Police Commissioner doctors have ordered him to get some rest.
On Sunday, Griffith checked himself into the St Clair Medical Centre in Port-of-Spain after feeling unwell.
Griffith’s wife, Nicole Dyer-Griffith, in a telephone interview on Monday, confirmed that he is now at the Commissioner’s official residence in St James recuperating.
“He is much better today. Yesterday (Sunday) we took him into St Clair. He was experiencing some pretty severe abdominal cramps so he spent most of the day there, he had to be rehydrated. He was very dehydrated.
“He had some IV therapy and he had some routine tests undertaken. After a few hours, they said it was okay for him to go home and come,” explained Dyer-Griffith.
She said her husband was still on the job operating from his make-shift office at home taking calls and directing his charges.
Commissioner Griffith was appointed on August 17, last year and has been leading his officers on several crime-fighting initiatives including drug busts, recovering kidnap victims and roadblocks.
Asked whether he had been working too hard, his wife replied, “Amongst other things, but you know that is not going to change any time soon. That is just written into his DNA and that is the only way we both know.”
Dyer-Griffith said it was a matter of putting things in place and ensuring the basics are followed up and “you eat on time and get some rest at some point in time but as I said his drive and push is not going to change.”
Dyer-Griffith said she stayed at home to ensure her husband complied with doctor’s orders.