Veteran actor Jaga Pee has undergone a successful open heart surgery.
Wife of the veteran actor, Beatrice Nkansah, who is currently with him at the National Cardiothoracic Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where the surgery took place told radioxyzonline.com, Jaga Pee is responding to treatment.
“My husband successfully underwent the open-heart surgery at the National Cardiothoracic Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and he is currently responding to treatment, we are now waiting for a couple of tests to be run so the doctors can discharge.
“My husband needed $20,000 for the surgery and Ghana heart foundation took $10,000 and the rest was catered for by Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi, Leader and Founder of Glorious Waves Church International”.
The actor has been battling with a heart ailment for some months now. He was recently rushed to the Holy Trinity Hospital at North Kaneshie and later transferred to the 37 Military Hospital.
After going through a medical test at the national Cardiothoracic centre at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital, the report indicated that he was suffering from rheumatic heart disease with severe aortic valve incompetence and mild to moderate mitral valve regurgitation.
Jaga Pee was one of the leading actors and made a tremendous contribution to the Ghanaian movie industry until an unfortunate situation took him to prison in 1996. Abeiku has featured in a number of movies such as landlord and TV series like “Chorkor Trotro.”