Kano hos­pi­tal records first brain surgery

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

The Muham­madu Buhari Spe­cial­ist hos­pi­tal, Kano, has recorded a first brain surgery, Daily Trust on Sun­day can re­port.

The multi-billion naira hos­pi­tal was one of the two com­mis­sioned by Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari in Septem­ber last year.

A team of brain surgery con­sul­tants achieved the feat on Malam Ali Iliyasu Abubakar on Fri­day be­tween 7 and 9pm.

Ali had suf­fered from brain prob­lems for 26 years fol­low­ing an ac­ci­dent he was in­volved in.

Kano State Gover­nor, Dr Ab­dul­lahi Gan­duje, who vis­ited the pa­tient at the hos­pi­tal, could not con­trol his emo­tion as tears streamed down his cheeks.

Dr Gan­duje ex­pressed de­light not­ing that: “Al­ham­dulil­lah, we have started see­ing the fruits of the tree we planted. Our in­ten­tion is to re­duce dras­ti­cally med­i­cal tourism to for­eign coun­tries. With this kind of suc­cess­ful surgery we will surely achieve our aims.”

The gover­nor as­sured the peo­ple of the state that his govern­ment would con­tinue to pro­vide best fa­cil­i­ties to pub­lic hos­pi­tals.

Gan­duje, who also vis­ited the pro­posed site for mod­ern cancer cen­tre, said govern­ment had al­ready awarded a N2.4 billion con­tract for the project stress­ing that experts from Aus­tralia would ar­rive Kano next week for the com­mence­ment of work.

Ear­lier, the Leader of the sur­geons that con­ducted the surgery, Dr Shuaibu Dam­batta, said the pa­tient was ex­pected to un­dergo the surgery in Novem­ber this year but when he ap­proached the team it was done on Fri­day and for free.

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