3, October 2016
The former captain of the Indomitable Lions will be evacuated in the coming hours to a hospital in France. Rigo, as he is often referred to was a victim of a cerebral vascular accident last Saturday at his home and was admitted at the Yaounde Emergency Centre.
We now understand from government media sources that a multidisciplinary team and emergency resuscitators headed by Dr. Louis Georges Bitan, the Director of the Yaounde Emergency Centre, were mobilized around the patient.
Rigobert Song was transferred to the intensive care unit and resuscitation was successful. State owned radio and television recently announced that artificial respiration has been disconnected and our Rigo breathed again spontaneously.
Song suffered from a cerebral subarachnoid haemorrhage by aneurysm rupture, a form of stroke that often kills 50% of patients and 20% come away with significant neurological damage. Rigobert Song will be evacuated in the coming hours.
By Sama Ernest with files from CIN