Life coach and social activist, Laila St. Matthew-Daniel has told of her terrifying experience today as her first daughter, Funke Kuti suffered an “overwhelming” asthma attack today.
Funke, Afrobeat king, Femi Kuti’s ex-wife, was rushed to and hospital, Healing Stripes today after suffering breathing difficulties and despite the severity of his condition, the hospital staff were totally ‘clueless’ and she had to be rushed to another hospital, she narrated.
Read her post below;
Traumatic Medical drama for me today! Some hospitals are death traps!
My oldest daughter Funke had a terrible asthma attack this morning. She was rushed to the Healing Stripes Hospital in front of Four Points. By this time her sister Oyinda had got there whilst I was on my way. Then I got another call that they were in an Ambulance on way to St. Nicholas. Why?
It turned out that the Doctor and ‘nurses’ at Healing Stripes were clueless on how to handle the case and were running round in circles! Before they could even operate their oxygen, my daughter was going into spasms – at this panic point Oyinda shouted that they should get an oxygen ambulance to take her to St. Nicholas – the Dr, obviously relieved, agreed and arranged one.
When they got here the nurse that accompanied her couldn’t answer any questions. They didn’t even call ahead that an emergency patient was on the way – Imagine!!!! But the SNH crew began Treatment instantaneously once Oyinda told them it was an asthma attack cos Funke was at danger point as of then – that was when I arrived!
I must commend the medical professionalism of the Doctor and nurSt. Nicholas Hospital Lagosl Lagos – and the way they took control was amazing. Equipments, on point!!! She had to go through series of tests and though she had another relapse, she stabilized and is under admission overnight to observe her.
Some private clinics are just for general practice and once a critical case comes they should refer! Not try to give treatment they can’t handle which could prove fatal for the patient.
I thank God for His intervention today! I want to confirm that We do have good hospitals in Nigeria – YES WE DO.
As for me and my household, we dwell in the secret place of the Most High and we abide under the shadow of the Almighty where no weapon fashioned against us cal prosper! Alleluia.