The family of Luqman Ajayi, 39, who has been diagnosed for colon cancer, has appealed to the members of the public to come to their aid in funding his medical treatment.
The patient and his family are residents of 16, Ire Akidana Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State.
Luqman , who was formerly living at Haruna in Ikorodu , attended United High School in Ikorodu in 2000 for his secondary education and later proceeded to the Lagos State Polytechnic where he completed his National Diloma in 2009.
He is currently in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at One Life Hospital, 453 , Apapa Road, Oshodi, Lagos.He was operated upon for the second time on the night of Tuesday, August 27, 2019 , August 27, 2019 through Wednesday at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
According to family members, he has since being in coma at the ICU.
THE IMPACT gathered that the patient went to the General hospital, Odan, himself for treatment after he discovered that he wasn’t feeling well.
According to his brother, Oduntan Azeez, a big tumor was removed from his body last month.
He was later transferred to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where another operation was carried out on him but had to be transferred to the ICU of a private when there was no space at the teaching hospital.
In a medical report signed by Dr O.O. Oyewole, a Pathologist , Luqman was diagnosed with Moderately Differentiated Adenocacinoma grade ll, which mean Colon Cancer or cancer of intestines.
Mrs Idiat Oduntan,Luqman’s mother, while speaking with THE IMPACT in her Igbogbo home, appealed to the members of the public to come to the aid of her family in helping to fund Lukman’s treatment.
She explained that they are paying N500, 000 every three days for the ICU where Luqman is currently being admitted.
“At Odan, we spent about N500, 000 and when we got to LUTH, aside the payment for clearance, blood and other things, the cost of his operation is N177, 000.
Mrs Oduntan stated that her other children and family members have been helping financially but the situation is getting unbearable.
Speaking further on the financial burden of Lukman’s treatment on the family, his brother,Azeez, said that “Lukman also has to receive drip which cost N32, 500 every 12 hours, Astymin which cost N12, 500 also at every 12 hours and other drugs.
“We want members of the public to assist us in financing his daily treatment because the family alone cannot cope with it.
“Help us in saving Luqman’s life” , he appealed.
Members of the public are enjoined to donate financially into the patient’s account: Ajayi Lookman A. Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) 0012019435.