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CNN Correspondent lauds Nigerian hospital for saving her mother’s life

CNN Correspondent lauds Nigerian hospital for saving her mother’s life

When many Nigerian are of the opinion that Nigerian hospitals are the worst places in the world to receive medical attention, some foreigners however are of different opinion.

On Sunday, July 2, 2014, Isha Sesay, an anchor and Correspondent with CNN, who is of Sierra Leonean descent, drew the attention of Nigerians when she took to her social media and thanked “Nigerian doctors and nurses” for saving her mother’s life in December 2016.

Sesay’s comments on Twitter were prompted by the tweet of Umaru Fofana, a Sierra Leonean, who noted that, “it would make a huge difference in the lives of ordinary citizens if SierraLeone’s leaders went to our public hospitals for treatment”.

Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, left the country on June 8 on a private visit to Germany as part of what was officially explained as his vacation, but the trip is believed in the West African country to have been arranged to take care of his debilitating health.

However, Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has been in the United Kingdom since early month of May tending to his health

Responding to Fofana, Seshay said: “I could not agree more, Umaru!

“When my mother took ill in Sierra Leone last Dec I had to take her to Nigeria. I’m so grateful for Nigerian nurses & docs who saved her life.”

Pressed further by many of her followers on the platform who doubted and wondered which hospital exactly she was talking about, she wrote:

“Many have asked which hospital my mum was admitted to in Nigeria. It was Lagoon hospital in Apapa. She was in ICU for 3 mths #gratitude.

“I am thankful there were medical options in Nigeria for my mother because I had none available in Sierra Leone.”

Information culled from International Center for investigative reporting. 

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