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Chief Olisa Metuh, the former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, is critically ill and has been rushed to the Intensive Care Unit of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi.
According to his doctors, the condition of the former PDP spokesperson is not stable. He is said to be in need of surgery on his spinal cord as he has lost feeling in some parts of his body.
The chief medical director of NAUTH, Dr. Anthony Igwegbe, said Metuh is gradually losing feeling in the lower region of his body. While reacting to the issue of the alleged fake medical report presented by the patient to the court where Metuh is facing charges, Igwegbe said the hospital’s neurosurgeon, Dr Ekweogu, who has been managing Metuh’s health since he was admitted in the hospital had issued the letter.
Igwegbe said: “The assessment found that he has degenerative spinal cord diseases and there is a cut compulsion at the cervical level and the thoracic level. This has affected the muscles, his motor and sensation as well.
There is a limitation of movement, especially in the lower limbs and he cannot sit or walk properly as at the time of admission. “And so he has been relying on neck collar and we are managing conservatively but a definitive treatment is a surgery to ease the compression. Here, we don’t have a spinal cord surgeon,” Igwegbe said.