COVID-19: Ajimobi’s Health Condition Worsens After Days In Coma, Now On Life Support Machine
Former Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi is reportedly on life support machine after slipping into coma last week Thursday for the second time as a result of COVID-19 complications.
According to SaharaReporters, the 70-year-old ex-governor had been on life support machine since Friday, June 19, 2020, after he slipped into a deep coma and may not make any recovery going by the observations of medical experts around him.
A reliable source close to the ex-governor disclosed on Monday that Ajimobi has had a lung surgery since being hospitalised but made no progress while his kidneys have also failed.
It was reliably gathered that doctors treating Ajimobi, on Friday, informed his family that his situation had defied every medical intervention and that only a miracle can bring him back to life.
To douse tension generated by his health condition, It was discovered that his supporters have circulated an old video on the Internet of Ajimobi having lunch, claiming that it was captured during the recent Muslim festival to mark the end of Ramadan fast just to show that he was alive and in fact healthy.
However, according to the source who spoke with SaharaReporters, the move was a deliberate attempt to deflect attention away from his precarious state of health.
“He is in very bad shape, he has been hooked to a ventilator since and on life support machine since Friday. There is only a very slim chance of him making it alive from that hospital.
“The video in circulation is an old one meant to douse tension among his supporters,” the source said.
Ajimobi has been in the Intensive Care Unit at First Cardiology Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos, since he was rushed to the place few weeks ago after it emerged he had Coronavirus.
The former governor first slipped into coma on June 8 but was revived and stabilised by doctors until last Thursday when he again went totally unconscious.
First Cardiology is the same hospital where former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, was treated for Coronavirus until he died of the disease.