Jason Njoku Mourns Nollywood Actor, Criticizes Nigeria’s Healthcare System

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Following the unfortunate demise of Nollywood star Junior Pope, Iroko TV’s chief, Jason Njoku, has publicly criticized Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure.

Jason Njoku Mourns Nollywood Actor, Criticizes Nigeria's Healthcare System
Jason Njoku

The news of Junior Pope’s devastating death came to light yesterday, detailing the actor’s drowning incident in Anam, Anambra state.

During a live session on Instagram, crew member Stanley Ontop disclosed that despite rushing Junior Pope to a healthcare facility, the lack of adequate oxygen supply failed to meet his urgent medical needs, leading to his death being confirmed by a physician.

Jason Njoku expressed his distress over the state of medical care in Nigeria.

Jason Njoku Mourns Nollywood Actor, Criticizes Nigeria's Healthcare System
Jnr Pope

He stated the precarious reliance on divine intervention for emergency medical situations in the country.

His message was clear: “Just know, when you are living in 🇳🇬. Anything emergency medical-related that happens, you are essentially in the hands of God.”

The response from the online community was swift and varied.

Goke Adebisi commented, suggesting that healthcare in countries like the UK and Canada might be worse, but acknowledged the presence of private clinics in Nigeria offering satisfactory services.

An online user, theadventuremakeup, concurred with Njoku’s sentiments, questioning how a hospital could lack essential supplies like oxygen or blood, indicating a dire situation.

Cheta_chukwu_ contrasted the scenario with Europe, where emergency services respond rapidly, stating, “For Europe ordinary say their citizen break down for road 2 minutes ambulance don show.”

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