There is anxiety Yesterday over the health condition of the former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh who was rushed to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi on Saturday.
Metu according to a family source was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of NAUTH after he was rushed from Awka in ambulance following a sudden breakdown.
It would be recalled that Metu could not appear for his ongoing trial at an Abuja High Court on Monday, January, 22 on health grounds and there were expression doubts in some quarters if he was actually hospitalized.
But when Daily Sun visited NAUTH yesterday, Metuh was seen lying critical at the ICU and could barely speak.
The Chief Medical Director(CMD) of NAUTH, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe who earlier confirmed Metu’s admission in the hospital however, declined to speak on his health situation.
But speaking to Daily Sun, a member of Metu’s family, Mr. Luke Metuh expressed worries over his deteriorating state of health appealed that he be made to access appropriate Medical Service.
He disclosed that the former PDP imagemaker came to Nnewi last Thursday to attend a burial of an in-law, and had after that went to Umuahia before returning for a family meeting.
He further said, “After the meeting he decided to go and sleep in Awka to make it easier for him to meet up with his return to Abuja on Saturday. I was surprised I was called about 8.30am by his side that they were rushing him to NAUTH and I used to the hospital and about 20 minutes after they brought him in, in an ambulance.
“The doctor taking care of him has already referred him to UNTH, Enugu for further investigation and possibly surgery but is waiting for him to be stable before the movement in order not to aggravate the situation.
“What are appealing for is that he should be allowed to access the best of medical services.”
He said his brother has been in and out of hospital admission every month since 2016.
He said, “He has had spinal cord related ailment which made him go about with waist brace for 15 years but it has deteriorated since he was held in custody and no longer get routine medical attention.”