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 a severe medical condition at the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The statement, however, confirmed that “Rawlings was admitted to the cardiothoracic unit of the Korle Bu Teaching hospital a week ago as a precautionary measure to manage a low blood count condition.”
It added: “The former President is in his usual state of good health and is able to meet the demands of his daily routine activities… The primary cause has since been detected and managed.”
Below is the full statement:
September 26, 2018
FORMER PRESIDENT RAWLINGS IN GOOD HEALTH
The office of His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings wishes to assure the general public that the former President is in his usual state of good health and is able to meet the demands of his daily routine activities.
As reported on his Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/President.J.J.Rawlings/ – page a couple of days ago, former President Rawlings was admitted to the cardiothoracic unit of the Korle Bu Teaching hospital a week ago as a precautionary measure to manage a low blood count condition. The primary cause has since been detected and managed.
He was not rushed to the hospital as erroneously published in a newspaper on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
The Medical team who managed him have not recommended any further treatment outside the shores of Ghana. The former President has no immediate plans of seeking medical treatment outside the country.
The former President is grateful to all well-wishers who have called or sent messages of concern. He is also thankful to doctors and nurses at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for their care during his stay at the hospital.
Kobina Andoh Amoakwa