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EXTRA: British journalist thanks ‘Nigerian doctors and nurses’ for saving her mother’s life

Isha Sesay

You think Nigerian hospitals are the worst places in the world to receive medical attention? Not everyone — including foreigners — agrees with you.

On Sunday, Isha Sesay, a British journalist of Sierra Leonean descent, drew attention to Nigeria when she publicly thanked “Nigerian doctors and nurses” for saving her mother’s life in December 2016.

Sesay’s comments on Twitter were prompted by the tweet of Umaru Fofana, a Sierra Leonean, that “it would make a huge difference in the lives of ordinary citizens if #SierraLeone’s leaders went to our public hospitals for treatment”.

Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, left the country on June 8 on a private visit to Germany as part of what was officially explained as his vacation, but the trip is believed in the West African country to have been arranged to take care of his debilitating health.

Meanwhile, Muhammadu Buhari, president of Nigeria, has been in the United Kingdom since early May tending to his health

Responding to Fofana, Seshay said: “I could not agree more, Umaru!

“When my mother took ill in Sierra Leone last Dec I had to take her to Nigeria. I’m so grateful for Nigerian nurses & docs who saved her life.”

Pressed further by many of her followers on the platform on which hospital exactly she was talking about, she wrote: “Many have asked which hospital my mum was admitted to in Nigeria. It was Lagoon hospital in Apapa. She was in ICU for 3 mths #gratitude

“I am thankful there were medical options in Nigeria for my mother because I had none available in Sierra Leone.”

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  1. Anonymous says

    Does this individual mean affordable?

  2. Anonymous says

    Lagoon hosp is a very good hosp. One of the director worked in NHS uk. Old reliable hosp and avoidable