- The son of late Ras Kimono's wife reveals his mother was rejected by three hospitals
- He revealed that his mother was taken to the hospital after she complained of chest pain
- Ras kimono's wife passed away three months after her husband died
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that the late music legend, Ras Kimono's wife, Efe Okedi had passed away on Sunday, September 23. Her death came three months after her husband died in Lagos state.
In an interview with The NET, Onome Akpobome, the son of the late Efe Okedi, had revealed that his mother had died after three hospitals rejected her in Lagos state.
He also revealed that his mother had complained of chest pain and she was rejected at some of the hospitals she was taken to, adding that others neglected her.
Akpobome said: “On Saturday, we went to the beach for my uncle’s birthday. Nothing went wrong until about 2 a.m when she woke us up to change over because PHCN had restored power, she then went upstairs and started complaining of chest pain. At this point, she started breathing awkwardly.
Her elder sister, who is a nurse, attended to her and gave her first aid but her breathing was still laboured, so we decided to take her to the hospital. First, we went to Blue Cross Hospital at Ogba but the staff we saw were unresponsive. I was shocked to see their unconcerned countenance.
When we saw that they were not ready to help us so we left and drove to County Hospital. A doctor saw her there, checked her pulse and said she was still breathing but that they had no facilities to treat her. So he referred us to Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja.
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When we got to LASUTH at about 4 am, they also wasted our time for over 40 minutes and by the time they were ready to treat her, she had stopped breathing."
The grieving man noted that he is in so much pain. He further revealed that her illness was not treated as an emergency, adding that the health sector in Nigeria needs to be worked on.
“The pain is worse for me because none of the three hospitals treated the case as an emergency. In fact, I have given up on Nigeria because they all had up to three hours to save my mum, how can over three hospitals in Lagos not have the right facility to treat breathing problems?- None of them even had a stretcher, I am just totally done with this country.
How can over three hospitals in Lagos not have the right facility to treat breathing problems? This says a lot about the situation of the Health Sector of Nigeria as a country.”
The deceased woman had her son, Akpobome, before she got married to the music legend.
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