- The Office of former president JJ Rawlings has debunked reports he is being prepared for medical treatment abroad
- A statement from his office allayed fears the former military leader is under severe medical condition at the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
The office of former president Jerry John Rawlings has denied reports that he is currently on admission at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
A statement signed by Communication Director, Kobina Andoh Amoako, said Rawlings “is in his usual state of good health”.
The statement also denied reports that Rawlings is sick, explaining that the ex-president “is able to meet the demands of his daily routine activities”.
Reports circulating in the media on Wednesday suggested Rawlings was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after falling ill.
The report got many concerned, especially after Rawlings’ official Facebook page confirmed that he had indeed been admitted to the KBTH.
However, the statement said such a publication was erroneous, pointing out that the former president’s admission at the hospital was just a precautionary measure.
Rawlings was reportedly admitted to the Cardiothoracic Unit of the KBTH a week ago as a precautionary measure to manage a low blood count condition.
The former president’s office, however, assured the public that “the primary cause has since been detected and managed”.
The statement added that Rawlings “has no immediate plans of seeking medical treatment outside the country”, after initial diagnosis from doctors.
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