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CMD Reveals Zack Orji Left National Hospital Against Medical Advice

The National Hospital in Abuja has dismissed reports claiming that renowned Nollywood actor, Zack Orji was transferred to a private facility for further treatment.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Prof. Muhammad Raji Mahmud who made the disclosure said that Orji’s family chose to take him away from the hospital against medical advice.

This decision came to light on Thursday, January 4 following the news making rounds that the National Hospital transferred the actor to a private hospital.


According to reports, Zack Orji showed signs of improvement after being admitted to the intensive care unit due to deteriorating health. He received a visit from the First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, on New Year’s Day.

However, the hospital spokesman, Tayo Hastrup has released a statement, noting that Orji was scheduled for surgery at the National Hospital after stabilization but was taken away by his family.

The statement reads, “The attention of the National Hospital Abuja has been drawn to a publication insinuating that the Apex hospital referred the Nigerian Actor Zack Orji to a private hospital in Abuja.

“To set the record straight, the actor, who was brought in on New Year’s Eve and admitted to the intensive care unit, was stabilized by National Hospital Abuja and moved to the ENT ward.

“Later in the day, he was transferred to the orthopaedic ward, where our surgeons began preparing him for surgery. However, the relatives of the patient signed a form “Leaving Against Medical Advice” on January 1, 2024.

“This thwarted all preparations for his surgery. Nevertheless, the Management of National Hospital Abuja wishes him a speedy recovery.”

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