I was diagnosed of liver disease but my DNA is strong enough to do the work – Ken Ofori Atta opens up

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The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has opened up about his struggles with ill-health in recent times.

Speaking on Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV on Thursday, November 19, 2021, Mr. Ofori-Atta said he has been managing the liver disease for some time now.

He said he was diagnosed of the disease after he was discharged from the hospital following his covid-19 contraction in 2020.

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“I got COVID-19 somewhere in November and then got out of a hospital’s emergency. I came home on the 10th of December, things were pretty good when I came.

“Then I began to feel jaundiced. I was later diagnosed and told my liver was inflamed and required some work to determine what was really happening.”

“It took some time to find the probable cure, which involved steroids and all of that. I went back for review in August.

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“The information was that it’s pretty much gone. They are now titrating to see how to bring the steroid down, so I can get back to normal life” he narrated.

The Minister however was determined to continue discharging his duties despite the demands associated with the health challenge.

“Essentially, I’m pretty much mended. I need just to manage my rest, sleep and exercise and have some good food.

“We are grateful to God and other people who have us in prayers. But clearly, the DNA is strong enough to do the work I have to do” said Ken Ofori Atta.

The Minister made the disclosure a day after he presented the “Agyenkwa budget” in Parliament.

It however dispels speculations about his health due to his physical appearance in the public domain.

Ken Ofori Atta was flown to the United States to receive medical attention on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

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