A cross-section of Nigerians has hailed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s openness about his health status and his choice of medical care in a local hospital.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, had on Saturday evening tweeted that Osinbajo was in the hospital today for a surgical procedure.
He said that the surgery was on account of a recurrent pain in the leg possibly sustained from an injury while playing squash.
Medics in the Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, afterwards confirmed that the procedure was successful.
Reacting to the news, some Nigerians went on social media to commend the vice president’s choice of a local hospital for a medical procedure and wished him quick recovery.
Ken Osemebor on twitter reacted thus: “I was scared you wanted to refer to that helicopter crash…. I hope it’s something minor.
“This is a new one, updating the citizens about the well-being of the vice president, one day we will do better; extend our best wishes to the vice president.”
Kemisola Adekunle, in her tweet, said “I am sure it is not too serious.
“But kudos to the vice president for trusting in his doctors here at home and not having to fly abroad for treatment.
“It shows his believe in Nigeria medical doctors.”
Another Nigerian simply known as Chika on twitter said “speedy recovery sir.
“Noteworthy that he’s using a local hospital and local doctors. Talk and do.”
Also, Tamuno Tonye wished “quick recovery to the senior advocate of masses who believes in everything in Nigeria, owned by Nigerians and for Nigerians.”
He added, “our medical services has proven to be world-class for all citizens irrespective of their societal class.”
Right activists, Aisha Yesufu and Henry Sheild were also not left out as they prayed and wished the vice president speedy recovery.
Shield wrote: “may the Lord Almighty heal you and hold the hands of the medical staff all through the procedure.
“You will come out stronger and healthier in Jesus name. You are in our prayers.”
On her part, Yesufu prayed “may God heal you completely.
Meanwhile, the medical doctors, who performed surgical operation on Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, to treat a recurrent pain caused by a fracture in his leg have concluded the procedure, describing it as successful.
Osinbajo’s Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, posted a statement from the hospital confirming that the vice-president had a successful leg surgery on Saturday at the Duchess International Hospital, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
“The vice-president was admitted to Duchess International Hospital, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, today on account of a fracture of his right femur (thigh bone), possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash.
“He had a surgical operation performed by a team of specialist doctors, including Dr Wallace Ogufere, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Om Lahoti, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dr Babajide Lawson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
“Others were Dr Ken Adegoke, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Dr Oladimeji Agbabiaka, Consultant Anaesthetist and Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi, Consultant Physician and Medical Director.
“The operation was successful and Osinbajo is expected to be discharged within the next few days,” Dosunmu-Ogunbi said.