The Kogi governor may not seek traditional bone setters’ help to heal broken thigh.
Kogi state governor, Idris Wada, who escaped a fatal accident with a broken right femur left his hospital bed on Tuesday and is not considering seeking help from traditional bone setters.
The governor left the hospital on Tuesday after his doctors approved his discharge and asked that further treatment be continued at Mr. Wada’s house.
The governor’s spokesman, Jacob Edi, said the governor was responding to treatment and will receive further treatment from the comfort of his Abuja home.
He said the governor is not considering alternative medicine, a popular and preferred mode of treatment for fractures in the ailing governor’s state.
Often, patients with similar bone deformities in Kogi state, as well as many Nigerian states, prefer receiving treatment from traditional herbalists to orthopaedic hospitals. Usually, patients blame western orthopaedic hospitals for hastily reaching deformative decision – to amputate – as opposed to the traditional bone setters who patiently carry out gruelling routines that eventually fix the bones.
Mr. Edi said “all ingredient” the governor’s leg needed to heal have been provided by the hospital and all that is left is convalescence.
“The governor even walked to his car by himself,” he said. “Nobody guided him.”
On Friday, along the Lokoja-Ajaokuta highway, Mr. Idris’ convoy was involved in a fatal auto crash that killed his security aide, Idris Mohammed, on the spot; and injured two other officials.
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