The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah has denied rumours claiming he has been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.
In a statement sighted by Kasapafmonline.com, the Member of Parliament for Tema West constituency described the reports circulating on social media as false and worrying.
He stated that he was admitted at the Korle Bu Isolation Center for an overnight review on his Covid-19 status.
Hon. Ahenkorah added that he has not suffered any serious break down to be rushed to the ICU.
Read full statement below.
My attention has been drawn to messages circulating on social media to the effect that I am in ICU after testing positive to COVID 19 sending worrying signals and misinformation to my well-wishers and party faithfuls.
I must categorically state that I am not in ICU neither am I in Korle Bu at the moment. I was admitted for an overnight review on my COVID status at the ISOLATION CENTER in Korle Bu yesterday around 5 pm and discharged at 11 am this morning.
I have not in any way been taking ill or suffer any serious break down to send me into ICU.
I ask all and sundry to disregard this hollow speculation and confirm I’m as fit as I use to be. Thank you!
The New Patriotic Party’s campaign manager for the 2020 general elections, Peter Mac Manu and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah were reported to have been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after both tested positive for COVID-19.
According to reports, a number of government officials have tested positive for the virus and are currently receiving treatment at various health facilities.