Kano hospital records first brain surgery
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.