Few weeks ago, news went viral about a veteran actor, Pete Eneh, losing one of his legs to amputation over an infection on the leg.
Before the leg was amputated, the actor had reportedly been on the sick bed for some months without proper medical attention given to him due to what was reported to be inadequate fund made available for his treatment.
So, when doctors at Park Lane Hospital, Enugu disclosed that the leg would have to be amputated so as to prevent the infection spreading to other parts of his body, the news generated some dust.
Eventually, the actor’s leg was amputated to save Pete Eneh’s life.
On Thursday, the actor finally gave up the ghost barely a month after the amputation.
According to a source, Pete Eneh may have died due to the pain of living with an amputated leg for the rest of his life.
The source divulged to The Eagle Online that the psychological pain may have contributed to his death.
At the inauguration of Fiberesima Ibinabo on October 27, 2012 as the new head of the body of Nigerian artists, she announced that an actors’ health scheme would be her priority.
Ibinabo disclosed that she would instruct the state chapters of the Nigerian Guild of Actors to embark on the health insurance scheme to safeguard the health of members across the nation.
This is not the first time veterans have died due to poor medical attention.
James Iroha, popularly known as Gringory, David Ihezie and others have died as a result of inadequate funds to take care of themselves.