Monday, September 3, 2012

Patience Jonathan flown abroad for food poisoning?

I saw this in The Punch newspaper but I don't want to believe it. Here's a part of the story:

There were speculation on Sunday night that the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, might be undergoing treatment in Germany for food poisoning. An online news portal, Saharareporters, had reported that Patience had been undegoing treatment in a German hospital for about four days.
The news medium reports that Patience was airlifted to the hospital by an air ambulance last week under emergency medical conditions. It also quoted Presidency sources who said that the “emergency airlift departed for Wisbanden, Germany” but could not confirm if “her treatment was being undertaken in that city”.

Now, why would anybody go abroad for medical attention because of food poisoning? Has Nigeria fallen into such a sorry state that our hospitals cannot be trusted with an issue as simple as food poisoning? As much as I agree that this government is wasteful, I totally find this news item hard to believe. But then, if it turns out to be true, I ................... Anyway, let's wait and see.

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