UPDATE: Contrary to reports that Public Works Minister Nyenpan had died, medical staff at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center have confirmed to the Daily Observer that the Minister is stable and is gradually regaining consciousness.
A source explained that Nyenpan, who has high-blood pressure condition, had earlier sought treatment at the Fidelity Clinc on 20th Strreet, adjacent the JFK. When the doctors at the clinic realized his condition required a facility that was beyond their capacity, they rushed him to JFK, where doctors immediately took him into surgery.
According to our source, doctors found so much fluid (mainly blood) in Nyenpan’s brain, that he was on the verge of having a stroke. During the surgery, they managed to drain the blood to a safe level, which allowed them to stabilize him for further treatment.
While he remains under close supervision, Nyenpan is “still semi-conscious”, our source said. “He can’t recognize people very well yet, but can respond with slight gestures, which is a sign of progress. “His family members that are visiting him are encouraged to keep talking to him to help stimulate his consciousness and help him pull through faster,” our source said.
Public Works Minister Mabutu Vlah Nyenpan was last evening rushed to the John F. Kennedy Medical Centre following a collapse which, sources told the Daily Observer, rendered him unconscious. According to our source, Minister Nyenpan’s condition required immediate surgical attention.
Eyewitnesses said Minister Nyenpan’s arrival at the hospital between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. yesterday attracted the huge presence of security at the entrance, followed by visitations by high profile individuals, including former legislative colleagues.
Minister Nyenpan was once a Senator of Sinoe County. He got the ministerial position in 2018 through the gesture of President George Weah.
The hospital authorities did not comment on the precise health condition of the Minister when contacted yesterday, on grounds that patient information at the medical facility is a matter of confidentiality.
It can be recalled that the House of Representatives called the JFK Hospital administration to question a month ago when a person presenting himself as a relative of the late Sinoe County District # Representative, Nagbe Sloh, went ahead to post on social media the mortal remains of the lawmaker.