Home » Headlines, Raw Politics » Ojukwu to be flown abroad for treatment

Ojukwu to be flown abroad for treatment

Former Biafran leader and chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, may be flown abroad for medical treatment any time from now, following his failing health.

Anxiety has heightened in Enugu and its environs over the deteriorating health of the Nnewi high chief.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that the ex-warlord was currently receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu and had been placed on life-support, apparently to stabilise his failing health for the past one week.

A source said Chief Ojukwu, who was rushed to the hospital last week, would be flown to either South Africa or Egypt for medical attention.

A serious security presence was observed in the ICU area, on Tuesday, while his son, Emeka and a former chairman of Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state, Mr Azuka Okwuosa, were among  some relatives and well-wishers seen at the ICU reception unit.

Speaking with newsmen, the Chief Medical Director of UNTH, Dr Anthony Mbah, said a team of consultants, led by a consultant cardiologist, Professor Vincent Ike, was attending to the former Biafran leader, adding that he was gradually regaining consciousness.

“He was brought to the accident and emergency department of this hospital in an unconscious state last Sunday. The blood pressure was quite low and he was not making enough urine. Upon his arrival, all consultants started work on him immediately; diagnostic procedures were immediately administered to him.

“Right now, I can say the blood pressure has stabilised and he is making enough urine, though his level of consciousness has not improved greatly, but efforts are in top gear to fly him abroad.

“The opinion of the medical team working on him is that he has stroke attack and, as I’m speaking, he is on a ventilator.” Mbah stated.

Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=433

Posted by on Dec 22 2010. Filed under Headlines, Raw Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

2023: We pressured Obi to dump PDP — Igbo elders

Headlines

You’re drug user – Atiku’s camp makes allegations against Fani-Kayode

Categories

Browse Elections 2023

Featuring Top 5/50 of Elections 2023

What FG should do with Nnamdi Kanu – Falana

Browse Africa & World Politics

Featuring Top 3/2270 of Africa & World Politics

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/1257 of National Politics

Knocks as running-mate Kashim Shetima likens Bola Tinubu to late Sani Abacha

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1524 of NNP Columnists

He has two planes, where is his company? – Peter Obi asks Tinubu and supporters

Advertisements

FEATURED VIDEOS

UK Govt in talks with Nigeria to receive migrants rejected for asylum in the UK

ARCHIVES

December 2010
S M T W T F S
    Jan »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  

© 2022 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes