A 22-year-old final year of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, is soliciting financial help from kindhearted individuals, organisations and government for kidney transplant in an Indian hospital.
Oluwayanmife Iyanu Akinsanya, who is studying Plant Physiology and Crop Production, is lying critically ill at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta where she is undergoing haemodialysis three times a week at the cost of N50,000 per session.
The family said she would need N10 million for the transplant though it had raised some amount which remained a far cry from what was required for the transplant.
“The situation now is precarious that she has been undergoing haemodialysis three times a week at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta at the cost of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000.00) per session, drugs inclusive,” the family said in a letter to PREMIUM TIMES.
“The only alternative left is for her to go for kidney transplant which she has agreed to undergo at a reputable hospital in India as soon as possible.
The letter, signed by her parents, Olusegun Akinsanya, said an account had been opened at Guaranty Trust Bank.
According to the medical report signed by T.B Ojewande, a medical doctor, the Miss Akinsanya has chronic kidney disease, with 300.3mg/dl blood urea, Pvc 20 and blood pressure 140/90mmhg.
The report said after three sessions of haemodialysis her blood urea read 60mg/dl, creatinine 2.4mg/dl, Pcv 20% and blood pressure 150/100.
It said as her case got worsened, she was also taken to State Hospital, Sokenu, Abeokuta, and after examination she was discovered to have bilateral pedal oedema of three weeks and eye swelling of five days duration prior to presentation, with blood pressure at 130/100mmhg and pulse rate 92 beats per minutes.
C.A Erinle, a medical doctor, in a separate report, said Miss. Akinsanya’s urea was 19mgldl, Cr 0.8mg/dl, abdominal ultrasound scan revealed bilateral chronic nephritis and placed on frusemide 40mg, amlodipine 2.5mg, ramipiri 2.5mg and aldactone 25mg.
The consultant physician thereafter referred the patient to University College Hospital, Ibadan, where she spent another weeks and again ended up at Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.
When PREMIUM TIMES visited the FMC Abeokuta, Miss Akinsanya was writhing in pain.
Narrating her predicament, she told this newspaper that she was preparing for examination sometimes in October 2012 when she suddenly fell ill.
According to her, when she woke up on that day she discovered that her two legs were heavy but that she thought it was malaria.
She further narrated that as time went by the legs swelled as a result of which she had to visit Sacred Heart Hhospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta, for medical attention.
She said she was referred to Mercy Group Clinics in the capital city where it was discovered she had kidney problem.
Meanwhile, at the time of filing this report, the management of the FMC Abeokuta had contacted a kidney specialist hospital in India to take over the treatment of the patient even as it waits for the family to raise bills.
Those wishing to help the family can reach them at 07066023535,08166072707.
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