Kebbi, Foundation provide free surgery to 600 patients
Following the ongoing free medical outreach by the Kebbi State Government in collaboration with Moses-Lake foundation of United States over 600 patients have been operated with surgical cases.
Speaking to newsmen, Director Medical Services at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Aminu Haliru Bunza, explained that the outreach is in collaboration with medical personnel drawn from the US and different teaching hospitals in the country, adding that the exercise has made a lot of impact on masses in the state. He said over 160 medical doctors are attending to patients at the six theatres in the hospital while a total number of 600 were treated of various ailments, adding that the outreach is attending to all manner of ailments as qualified personnel that specialized in virtually every human diseases are in the team.
Bunza further disclosed that drugs were made available and administered free off charge while appealing to patients coming to the hospital to be law abiding and follow the rules and regulations laid down by the hospital management. “We want to avoid a situation whereby people shunts or refused to register their names and thing they would be attended to, we want orderliness as the outreach is intended to reach everyone that comes to the hospital by the grace of God,” Bunza added.
According to him the exercise would last for three weeks and patients whose cases were not terminated will be referred to a conventional hospital as a follow off.
He thanked the people of the state who voluntarily donated blood and other essential materials to the hospital. He said over 50 pints of blood has been donated by individuals for onward transfusion to patients that needed blood.
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