Nollywood actress Kemi Afolabi has been hospitalised in Makkah, Saudi Arabia after she fell ill due to the stress relating to the hajj exercise.
The actress according to reports, has been showing symptoms of illness while in Madinah as she was seen sleeping in the bus during visitation to historical sites.
It was gathered that the eight hour drive from Madinah to Makkah and other religious acts the actress engaged in in the Makkan Holy Mosque took a toll on her health.
According to one of the medical practitioners attached to the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (LSMPWB), Dr Abideen Aro, Afolabi had manifested symptoms such as fever, headache, loss of appetite and weakness.
Dr Aro said: “We have warned the pilgrims before leaving Nigeria to use anti-malarial drugs as prophylaxis. But unfortunately, in her case, she didn’t use the drug due to oversight.
“After noticing those symptoms, I alerted the Head of Lagos State Medical Team, Dr Muhammad Isa, who made an arrangement for an ambulance. I and Nurse Zaynab Sarumi from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital(LASUTH) accompanied her in an ambulance to the Nigeria Hajj Commission (NAHCON) Clinic where an assessment of malaria fever was made and she was placed on Intra-Muscular Injections for three days on an out-patient basis.”
Amirul Hajj Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef went to visit her with some clerics. Dr AbdulLateef assured Afolabi of adequate care and offered a prayer for her.