Femi Kuti’s ex-wife, Funke narrowly escapes death after an asthma attack
By Rita Chioma,
Funke, the ex wife of Afrobeat singer, Femi Kuti, almost lost her life after suffering from a severe asthma attack.
Funke’s social commentator mother, Laila St.Matthew-Daniel, narrated the ordeal she was made to pass through at the hospital before she was finally saved
She shared the experience on her Facebook page with the title; “Traumatic Medical drama for me today! Some hospitals are death traps! My oldest daughter Funke had a terrible asthma attack this morning.”
In her narrative, the psychotherapist revealed that her daughter was first rushed to a clinic, who were clueless as to how to deal with the situation. “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.”
Thankfully, they got to the other clinic on time and treatment started. She went on to commend the hospital for their medical professionalism. “She had to go through series of tests and though she had another relapse, she stabilized and is under admission overnight to observe her.”
In conclusion, she added that; “there are all sorts of medical assistance. Some hospitals 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.”