13 July 2012

Liberia: 'No Cardiac Enlargement' - Snowe

Montserrado County Electoral District #6 Representative Edwin Snowe has clarified that he was ailed as a result of two-plus malaria, contrary to this paper's Thursday publication that the Montserrado lawmaker was admitted at the JFK Hospital for cardiac enlargement.

Snowe made the clarification Thursday that he was discharged Monday, while confirming that he was actually admitted at the J.F.K. hospital.

According to him, he did not know earlier what the sickness was, but doctors diagnosed malaria.

The news about Snowe's alleged abnormal heartbeat was broken in Monrovia through the social network Facebook by the Director of Public Affairs at the House of Representatives Isaac Redd.

Redd told this paper on Facebook it was not clear whether Representative Snowe would have attended session Tuesday, but the lawmaker revealed that he took a rest after he was discharged.

Redd further disclosed that the former House Speaker was admitted in the emergency section late Monday evening after abnormal heart beats and a chilled body temperature.

He said doctors treating Snowe had assured that the lawmaker was responsive to treatment and could have a normalized health and subsequently discharged.

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