Minister of Tourism Hospitalized in Abuja
The Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John, has reportedly been hospitalized in Abuja due to what is believed to be acute poisoning of unknown origins.
The situation has raised significant concerns as her family members fear that time is running out in their efforts to save her life.
Rushed to Federal Medical Centre
According to reports from Peoples Gazette, Minister Lola Ade-John was swiftly taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, shortly after she began displaying symptoms of poisoning.
The specifics of the substance she may have ingested and the circumstances surrounding the poisoning remain unclear.
It has been noted that she is currently relying on a machine to assist with her breathing.
Dispute Over Treatment Location
However, a dispute has arisen between the family of the Minister and the Ministry regarding the choice of where she should receive medical treatment.
The Gazette reported that the Ministry’s permanent secretary, Ngozi Onwudike, insisted that the Minister should not be transferred because the Federal Medical Centre is a public hospital, and its services would not entail substantial charges to the government.
This stance was met with resistance from the Minister’s family, who were unable to secure funds to move her to a private hospital.
Efforts to Secure Treatment
Despite the disagreement, the Minister’s family remains by her side at the Federal Medical Centre due to financial constraints.
It’s worth noting that as of Friday morning, Lola Ade-John had spent four days at the medical facility.
Recent Appointment as Minister
Lola Ade-John’s hospitalization comes shortly after her appointment and swearing-in as Minister by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, adding to the urgency and attention surrounding her health crisis.
The situation remains dynamic as further developments may provide more clarity on the circumstances and treatment of the Minister.