ABUTH set to conduct first open heart surgery in Northern Nigeria

ABUTH set to conduct first open heart surgery in Northern Nigeria

- The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital is set to carry out the first open heart surgery in Northern Nigeria

- The hospital has set up a cardio-thoracic centre with a state of the art facility to carry out the procedure

- ABUTH’s CMD has described the up-coming surgery as a culmination of many years of careful planning and upgrade of the hospital’s capacity

The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) will carry out its first open heart surgery by the end of September 2018.

The development was made public by the hospital’s chief medical director, Prof Lawal Khalid, in a chat with newsmen on Thursday, September 6, Daily Trust reports.

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NAIJ.com gathers that Khalid disclosed that the hospital has set up a cardio-thoracic centre with a state of the art facility to carry out the procedure.

He pointed out that this would be the first time an open heart surgery will be done in Northern Nigeria.

The CMD also disclosed that experts from the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNNTH), Nsukka, will collaborate with ABUTH for the operation; as UNNTH is a national centre for open heart surgery in the country.

Khalid described the up-coming surgery as a culmination of many years of careful planning and upgrade of the hospital’s capacity.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a hospital in Anambra proved to be in a class of its own after it recorded another success in open heart surgery.

The Dr Joe Nwilo heart center at the Saint Joseph's hospital in Adazi Nnukwu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra state, conducted an open heart surgery on a 6-year-old boy.

The little boy identified as Solomon Chinweuba, had been diagnosed with heart problems, and was operated on by a team of both Indian and Nigerian heart surgeons at the hospital.

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Source: Naija.ng

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