Indian hospital was El-Zakzaky’s personal choice, group says

Solomon Chung, Abuja 

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Medanta hospital, India

A public policy group called Save  Democracy has claimed that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky personally chose the Indian hospital for his now botched treatment.

The group dismissed insinuations that his choice of the hospital was influenced.

In a press statement, the group’s President, Oladele Peter, said the suit filed by El-Zakzaky’s lawyer, which resulted in his release for medical treatment, stated the hospital where he would be receiving treatment.

“El-Zakzaky and his lawyers picked the Medanta Hospital as his choice for treatment.

“After making the choice, he also against medical ethics and standard practice, requested to nominate doctors of his choice to join the ones tasked by Medanta Hospital to perform medical treatment on him and his wife.

“That demand created a stalemate as the hospital insisted that he would not dictate to it on the choice of medical personnel to carry the required medical treatment,” Peter said.

The IMN leader returned to Nigeria on Friday.