Indication emerged Wednesday that Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State may have been discharged from Wellington Hospital at St. John’s Wood, North West London, where he had an endoscopy operation.
This is coming barely four days after Chime’s colleagues-Governors Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Gabriel Suswam (Benue) and Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) paid him a visit in London.
Endoscopy, according to experts, is a situation where a health care provider may use endoscopy to investigate symptoms in the digestive system including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, difficulty swallowing and gastrointestinal bleeding.
A reliable source stated that the situation is also used to confirm cancers of the digestive system, if it was noted.
However, the source could not ascertain how long the operation lasted on Wednesday at Wellington, but it was reliably gathered that the governor came in to the Ward on Wednesday for a procedure and was later discharged.
“He attended the Day Unity at the hospital and has been discharged; therefore he is no longer under the care of the endoscopy Unit any longer,” the source said.
The governor had been on admission at the hospital since last quarter of last year when he was first admitted till late November when he was discharged. According to the source, Wednesday’s visit was to ensure he has completed his routine check with specialists at the hospital.
The governor on Monday attended 9, Harley Street Clinic, where he met with Professor Paul O’Flynn, a specialist on ear, nose and throat (ENT).
It was also gathered that before Wednesday’s operation at the Endoscopy Unit, Chime had visited the hospital once in the last two weeks and had four appointments with O’Flynn since the beginning of this month.