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Clarifying Misconceptions: The True Cause of John Kuma's Passing

Clarifying Misconceptions: The True Cause of John Kuma's Passing

On March 7, 2024, Ghana faced the tragic loss of the Deputy Minister who passed away in an ambulance alongside his wife and personal doctor.

The late Ejisu MP had been scheduled to seek medical treatment in Germany, but his deteriorating condition necessitated immediate hospitalization earlier that day. Mr Kwasi Owusu Twumasi, a spoke person of the late minister,  speaking on Thursday, mourned the loss, describing the late MP as a dedicated and selfless politician who had significantly impacted the lives of constituents in the Ejisu Constituency.

In the aftermath of his death, mourners from the Ejisu Constituency gathered at the late Deputy Finance Minister's residence to offer condolences to the bereaved family. However, amidst the grief, rumors surfaced alleging poisoning as the cause of his death. An autopsy conducted by a certified pathologist on March 8, 2024, refuted these claims, attributing his passing to multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.

Insights from family sources revealed that the late MP had been battling multiple myeloma since early 2023 and was undergoing treatment. His medical records from the University Hospital of Erlangen in Germany outlined his diagnosis, which included multiple myeloma and related complications. Despite undergoing chemotherapy sessions, including treatment at the Sweden Ghana Medical Centre in Accra, his health continued to decline.

Scheduled to resume treatment in Germany, the MP was discharged against medical advice to attend Independence Day celebrations on March 6, 2024. Tragically, while en route from Kumasi to Accra for further medical attention, his condition deteriorated, leading to his untimely demise.

In the wake of his passing, his wife, Apostle Lilian Kumah, took legal action against a radio show host, Captain Smart, for making unsubstantiated claims of food poisoning targeting the late MP and other NPP figures. Apostle Lilian Kumah's actions aimed to safeguard her husband's reputation amidst the swirling controversy.

Multiple myeloma, the underlying cause of the MP's demise, is a complex cancer affecting plasma cells, necessitating tailored treatment approaches including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and supportive care. The loss of the Deputy Minister serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges posed by serious illnesses and the importance of accurate information dissemination in the public sphere.

Source: GhanaWeb

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