Former VP, Dr. Alex Ekwueme collapses, rushed to the hospital.

Dr. Alex Ekwueme
Dr. Alex Ekwueme
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Former Vice-President in the second republic, Dr. Alex Ekwueme collapsed and rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery at Trans-Ekulu in Enugu State last Saturday.
It was learnt that Dr. Ekwueme who celebrated his 85th birthday on October 10, 2017 collapsed around 2am last Saturday at his resident in Enugu.

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According to a family source, the former Vice-President went into a coma after he collapsed; “He was trying to get something from the table when he suddenly collapsed and immediately someone raised the alarm, we proceeded to revive him while cautious enough not to attract neighbours,” a family memeber, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said.
He added, “When it became obvious that he had lapsed into coma, we rushed him to a hospital (unnamed) in GRA (Government Reserved Area), but we were referred to Memphys Hospital by medical consultants who had critically examined his condition.”
“When there was no sign of improvement on Monday afternoon, we rallied round and informed the former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, who is like a son, and he has been making plans to fly him overseas,” the source added.

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Medical personnel at Memphys Hospital said that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State broke down in tears on seeing Ekwueme at the Intensive Care Unit on Tuesday evening.
“My namesake, Ifeanyichukwu, do not leave us now! Even if you must go, please wait to see your daughter become the deputy governor of Anambra State before you leave us,” the governor was reported to have cried at the ICU. © November 1, 2017

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