Veteran broadcaster and actor, Sadiq Daba, who was flown to UK for treatment over prostrate cancer that left him incapacitated, has reacted to an interview on Channels Television which claimed he was misdiagnosed by Nigerian doctors.
According to him, the misdiagnosis question by one of the interviewers did upset him and if not for the right referral by Nigerian doctors who took care of him very well, he wouldn’t have gotten his treatment in U.K. In a statement released on his behalf through Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, President of Campaign for Democracy, Sadiq said;
This was today at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road; went to see Dr.Van as, the Ontologist. Will tomorrowgo to see Dr. Christopher Ogden, of London Urologists Associates, Devonshire Street, for my first in plant injection. Got a call this morning from my son about a certain interview on Channels Television about me and the assertion by one of the panelist that I was mis- diagnosed in Nigeria!! This is very far from the truth and it got me really, really up set. Nobody has spoken to me, so, where are they getting all that rubbish from? This is no way to help my situation, not by vilifying the same people who did all in their power to help me during my hour of need; it might interest those carrying this fake news, don’t know is that without a referral from the Doctors in Nigeria, nothing could have been done for me; all treatment given to me was based on the report I brought over from the Doctors in Lagos!!
Please,please help me correct this wrong and very dangerous impression being carried out by certain people over there in Nigeria… none of which is correct. I do hold Nigerian Doctors in the highest esteem, especially those under whose care I passed through.. Dr.Abimbola Abolarinwa and her team, Urology Dept. Of LASUTH, and the able and dependable team of Doctors of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile- Ife…Haematology Dept., under the guidance of Prof ( Dr.) Muheez !!!
By Sadiq Daba… 21-12-2017, United Kingdom.
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