Zak Orji left National Hospital against medical advice – CMD

Zak Orji left National Hospital against medical advice – CMD


The management of the Abuja National Hospital has denied reports that the hospital has referred veteran Nollywood actor Zac Orji to a private facility for further treatment.

According to the hospital, Orji's family removed him from the hospital against medical advice from management.

The hospital's Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Muhammad Raji Mahmood, said in a statement that the actor's family had made no arrangements to remove him even as he was being prepared for surgery once he was stabilized. He said he signed the document.

The CMD explained that Orji was brought to the hospital on New Year's Eve and admitted to the intensive care unit, where he was stabilized by the National Hospital Abuja and transferred to the ENT ward, and then to the orthopedic ward, where surgeons prepared him. He added that he had started. him for surgery.

However, he said that all preparations for the surgery were hampered because the patient's relatives signed a letter stating that he was resigning against medical advice on January 1, 2024.

A statement signed on behalf of the CMD by the hospital’s spokesperson, Tayo Hastrup, said: “The attention of the Abuja National Hospital has been drawn to a publication that insinuates that the Apex Hospital has introduced Nigerian actor Zak Orji to a private hospital in Abuja. “I pay attention to things,” it says. .

“To set the record straight, the actor who was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit on New Year’s Eve has been stabilized by the National Hospital Abuja and transferred to the ENT Ward.

“Later that day, he was transferred to the orthopedic ward, where our surgeons began preparing for the surgery. However, the patient's relatives announced that he will be retiring on January 1, 2024, against medical advice.” signed the document.

“This has hampered all preparations for his surgery. Nevertheless, the management of Abuja National Hospital wishes him a speedy recovery.”

Orji was reportedly taken to a private hospital in Use where he underwent brain surgery and was successful.

Source: guardian.ng

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