Help, yesterday, came the way of 25-year-old Abubakar Buba, whose two kidneys were allegedly removed in a private hospital in the state, as Governor Isa Yuguda donated $22,000 (about N3.5 million) to enable him travel to India for transplant.
His mother and his uncle have similarly offered to donate their kidneys to the patient presently on dialysis at the Renal and Dialyses Centre of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.
While making the donation, Governor Yuguda said the money was for the transplanting of new kidneys to the patient in India, explaining that there was also another undisclosed amount to cater for the procession of visa and other necessary medical tests.
Yuguda, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sani Malami, said he had directed a thorough investigation into the matter and reiterated the commitment of the government to the provision of health care to the people of the state.
He said the medical team would take the patient and the two kidneys donors to Kano for test to know which kidney would be suitable to the patient.