History Is Made In Anambra As A Local Hospital Successfully Conducts Open Heart Surgery On A Little Boy
Dr Joe Nwilo heart center at the Saint Joseph's hospital in Adazi Nnukwu, Anaocha local government area of Anambra state has reportedly conducted an open heart surgery on a 6-year-old boy, one of its kind in the country.
The little boy identified as Solomon Chinweuba, had been diagnosed with heart problems, and was operated on by a team of both Indian and Nigerian heart surgeons at the hospital.
Solomon's mother identified as Mrs Delphine Joseph, said they were sent to the heart center from Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
She also proceeded to shower praises on the Anambra state government who she says paid the bill for the surgery, asking God to also protect Governor Willie Obiano.
The state commissioner for health, Dr Josephat Akabuike, addressed newsmen after the surgery, stating that the government would continue to aid mission hospitals for the people of Anambra state. He also said that surgeries involving the heart was not only very expensive, but also very complex, so he went ahead to praise the team of doctors.
Dr Akabuike also called on Nigerians to patronise the heart center for their heart-related diseases, instead of borrowing money to go abroad for treatment.