UCTH performs first heart surgery
Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme, has disclosed that the institution has recorded its first successful heart surgery.
He stated this in a statement in Calabar, Cross River State, yesterday, saying the surgery was carried out on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 6.45p.m. and that the patient was safely wheeled out after six and a half hours in the theater.
Ikpeme, who expressed satisfaction at the success of the operation, said the mission started in 2016 when the UCTH signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ZOOM Foundation for Open Heart Surgery Missions.
“This has been the culmination of two years of hard work, determination, sacrifice, vision and focus at different levels. And we offer sincere gratitude to God and all who worked hard to make this happen,” he said.