Onome Akpobome, Ras Kimono’s stepson has revealed how his mother, Efe Okedi died.
The deceased son, whom she had before marrying Ras Kimono in an interview with the NET, explained that his mother died after being rejected by three hospitals in Lagos while battling with chest pain on Saturday night.
According to him: “On Saturday, we went to the beach for my uncle’s birthday. Nothing went wrong until about 2 am when she woke us up to change over because PHCN had restored power, she then went upstairs and started complaining of chest pain, At this point, she started breathing awkwardly.
She was then rushed to a hospital in Ogba, a mere ten minutes drive from their Magode residence but would eventually give up the ghost without receiving treatment.
“Her elder sister, who is a nurse, attended to her and gave her first aid but her breathing was still laboured, so we decided to take her to the hospital. First, we went to Blue Cross Hospital at Ogba but the staff we saw were unresponsive. I was shocked to see their unconcerned countenance.
“When we saw that they were not ready to help us so we left and drove to County Hospital. A doctor saw her there, checked her pulse and said she was still breathing but that they had no facilities to treat her. So he referred us to Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja.
“When we got to LASUTH at about 4 am, they also wasted our time for over 40 minutes and by the time they were ready to treat her, she had stopped breathing.
“The pain is worse for me because none of the three hospitals treated the case as an emergency. In fact, I have given up on Nigeria because they all had up to three hours to save my mum, how can over three hospitals in Lagos not have the right facility to treat breathing problems?- None of them even had a stretcher, I am just totally done with this country.
“How can over three hospitals in Lagos not have the right facility to treat breathing problems? This says a lot about the situation of the Health Sector of Nigeria as a country.”
This came up three months after her husband (Ras Kimono), died in a Lagos hospital.