Nigerian scientist stuck in India after kidney transplant

THIRTY-eight-year-old medical laboratory scientist, Seun Adeyemi, has not been able to return home after a kidney transplant in India.

Adeyemi, who was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2015, was advised by the medical team at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan to undergo a kidney transplanting surgery in India.

The surgery bill was at the time estimated at over N7 million and was raised from various sources as the family of the patient could not come up with the entire bill.

Julius Adeyemi, the father and donor said “in April this year, double surgery operations were carried out on Seun at the Global Hospital, Mumbai, India but sadly after the transplant, complications arose which brought about the need for another special surgery. Consequently, the original cost of treatment escalated and an outstanding hospital bill of 31,000 dollars was incurred as at June, 2016.”

He therefore appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to help facilitate the discharge of his son from the hospital.

He stressed that the hospital had refused to allow him out of the hospital premises unless all bills were cleared.

“Your assistance will readily facilitate the immediate release of my son and he will be able to return to Nigeria. There is very little time. His visa has already being renewed twice and is at the verge of expiration.”

Donations for Adeyemi can be made by contacting his father and donor on the mobile number 07085107554.