28.09.2004 General News

Mumuni in stable condition, moved to ICU

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Accra, Sept. 28, GNA - Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Running Mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flag Bearer, is in a stable condition after his involvement in an accident on Tuesday morning, the 37 Military Hospital has said.

Brigadier General Joseph Ayettey, Commanding Officer of the Hospital told the Ghana News Agency: "Alhaji Mumuni is in very stable condition and we are giving him the best of services".

He explained that Alhaji Mumuni has, however, been moved from the Anoff Ward, where very important persons and senior officers are kept to the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital.

Brig. Gen. Ayettey said the move to transfer him to the ICU was not because he was in a critical condition as was being speculated, but due to the pressure the overwhelming number of Party supporters, family members and well-wishers were putting on the Hospital staff, which was making their work difficult.

"In any case, Alhaji Mumuni needs to rest to recuperate, and it is a good idea to put him in the ICU where nobody can disturb him and we can also do our work without hindrance."

Brig. Gen. Ayettey declined to comment on Alhaji Mumuni's physical condition but said he was being taken through all the necessary tests to make sure there were no complications.

When the GNA got to the Hospital a large number people had gathered with a view to going to see him. It was becoming chaotic with everyone of them insisting that he or she wanted to see Alhaji Mumuni.

The Hospital Authorities were making arrangements to bring the Military Police to restore order at the Hospital.

The NDC Gurus including Former President Jerry John Rawlings and Alhaji Huudu Yahaya, a Vice Chairman of the Party had visited him earlier.

Meanwhile, the Police said they were still investigating the circumstances that led to the event.

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