Friends and families have come together to send their support to Nollywood actress, Kemi Afolabi who suffered unpremeditated illness and was rushed to a hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
According to reports gathered, the movie star who casted in films like “Olofin”, ‘Badeku’ and more is in the hospital after she was checked in earlier this week. She is said to have been experiencing weakness, symptoms such as fever, headache, loss of appetite triggered by stress during her hajj exercise.
It was gathered that Afolabi had been showing symptoms of illness while in Madinah. She was seen sleeping in the bus during Ziyara (visitation to historical sites).
While Afolabi joined the other pilgrims to some of the sites, at other sites, she sat in the bus. It was learnt that the eight hour drive from Madinah to Makkah last Tuesday took a toll on her.
Dr Aro, who is working Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre, said:
“We have warned the pilgrims before leaving Nigeria to use anti-malarial drugs as prophylaxis. But unfortunately, in her case, she didn’t use the drug due to oversight.
“After noticing those symptoms, I alerted the Head of Lagos State Medical Team, Dr Muhammad Isa, who made an arrangement for an ambulance.”
I and Nurse Zaynab Sarumi from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital(LASUTH) accompanied her in an ambulance to the Nigeria Hajj Commission (NAHCON) Clinic where an assessment of malaria fever was made and she was placed on Intra-Muscular Injections for three days on an out-patient basis.”
He the stated further:
“We have warned the pilgrims before leaving Nigeria to use anti-malarial drugs as prophylaxis. But unfortunately, in her case, she didn’t use the drug due to oversight.”