Popular Nigeria actress, Kemi Afolabi has been rushed to hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, the incident occured last Thursday, 25th, July 2019 while, she was showing symptoms of illness in Madinah. She was seen sleeping in the bus during Ziyara (visitation to historical sites). Afolabi joined the other pilgrims to some of the sites, at other sites, she sat in the bus, after eight hour drive from Madinah to Makkah last Tuesday, 23rd, July, 2019.
Afolabi said: ‘‘she slept in the Makkan Holy Mosque (Masjid Haram) after the Umrah exercise to engage in some other acts of worship”
According to a medical practitioner attached to the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Dr Abideen Aro report: ” Afolabi had symptoms such as fever, headache, loss of appetite and weakness”
In Dr Aro statement, he said: “We have warned the pilgrims before leaving Nigeria to use anti-malarial drugs as prophylaxis. But unfortunately, in her case, she didn’t use the drug due to oversight.
He said: “After noticing those symptoms, I alerted the Head of Lagos State Medical Team, Dr Muhammad Isa, who made an arrangement for an ambulance. I and Nurse Zaynab Sarumi from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital(LASUTH) accompanied her in an ambulance to the Nigeria Hajj Commission (NAHCON) Clinic where an assessment of malaria fever was made and she was placed on Intra-Muscular Injections for three days on an out-patient basis.” Amirul Hajj Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef went to visit her with some clerics. Dr AbdulLateef assured Afolabi of adequate care and offered a prayer for her, I pray to Allah to grant them quick recovery before the main hajj rites commence.”