….After Nearly Two Months of Intensive Medical Care
By: Staff Writer
Monrovia-October 30, 2020-WTVNEWS: Liberia’s Public Works Minister Mobutu Vlah Nyepan has died following two months after suffering a massive stroke.
Senior government officials confirmed that he died early Thursday morning at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana after being on life support for 48hrs.
On September 3, 2020, Min. Nyepan fell off shortly after a meeting with senior administration officials at his office and was rushed to the JFK.
Following his stroke, doctors at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center performed multiple procedures and surgery to reduce blood in the minister’s brain. After managing to drain the blood to a safe level and stabilize him, President George Manne Weah instructed Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweah to make US$150,000 available to fly the minister for further treatment.
Doctors at the JFK stabilized him after several hours of being in coma, which he was immediately flown to neighboring Ghana for further treatment.
Minister Nyenpan had been undergoing intense treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana over the past two months.
Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 50% of cases. Of those who survive, about 665 suffer some permanent neurological deficit. Approximately 15% of people with a ruptured aneurysm die before reaching the hospital.
Minister Nyepan, served the Legislature as a Senator of Sinoe County later got appointed by President Weah in February 2018 and confirmed by the Senate on February 15, 2018, as Minister of Public Works.
Mr. Nyenpan won his seat in the 2005 general elections, running on the ticket of the Alliance for Peace & Democracy (APD).
During his time in the Senate, Mr. Nyenpan served as Co-Chair – Public Works & Rural Development; Information, Broadcasting, Culture and Tourism and was a Member of the Executive; Defense, Intelligence, Security and Veteran Affairs; Maritime; Planning and Economic committees.