A renowned Nigerian Nollywood actor Olumide Bakare who has been diagnosed of heart and lung related disease has been on admission since January 2, at the University College Teaching Hospital (UCH), in Ibadan. In his battle his battle for survival, Olumide Bakare has called on Nigerians to please help save his life through monetary funds.
In an interview with City People, the veteran Nollywood actor speaks on the true cause of his illness, revealed how it all started and much more. See excerpts below:
How did the sickness start?
It has started since 2013 but it wasn’t as bad as it is now, we have treated it but you know things like that don’t go easily. About 15 days ago, the sickness resurfaced and I was rushed to the emergency unit of University College Teaching Hospital (UCH), Ibadan where I have been admitted.
What were the symptoms you saw before you were rushed to hospital?
I wasn’t feeling anything, it just that I fell critically sick and I was brought to the hospital for treatment.
What did doctors diagnose when you were brought in?
After the test was conducted, the result revealed that I am suffering from “Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm and Pulmonary Embolism” which has to do with heart related issues. From the diagram, it showed that there is a blockage in the vein that takes blood to the heart.
We learnt that the injection you take daily cost #40,000 daily, how factual is that?
That is not true. It is #14,000 plus per one and it’s called Clexane injection and I take 4 per day. I have been on it now for 21 days.
What was the doctors’ comment on the cause of the ailment?
Initially, I was diagnosed with blood clot before it affected the heart.
When you were diagnosed with that, was it neglected or you actually treated it?
It was treated. It is a thing that when it gets started, it is not something that heals on time. It can be managed if at the end of the day it doesn’t arrive at surgery. I have been managing it before the heart problem set in. I am so sorry that I can’t continue this interview any longer. I think I have given you enough information.