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American medical mission commences free surgery in Kaduna

The surgery which commenced on the 22nd, is expected to last till the 28th of this month. Twenty medical doctors and six other medical personnel…

The surgery which commenced on the 22nd, is expected to last till the 28th of this month. Twenty medical doctors and six other medical personnel from the United States of America are participating in the exercise.

Hundreds of  underprivileged patients screened from across the 23 local governments of Kaduna State are benefiting from the free surgery in the four  hospitals  namely, Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Yusuf Dantsoho, Gambo Sawaba Hospital in Zaria and the Kafanchan General Hospital.

Speaking to newsmen, one of the doctors, Dr. Andrea Bonnick Opesanmi of the Howard university US said they embarked on the exercise to contribute to providing qualitative healthcare service to the masses.

She urged the Nigerian government to utilise all the available resources in the country to improve on healthcare delivery in the country. “We are not having any difficulties in carrying out this exercise. We have since become accustomed to the weather. We are going to be here till the 28th of this month.’’

The team is carrying out surgeries in the areas of orthopaedic, gynaecology, paediatric and plastic surgery.

Conducting newsmen round the hospital, the Chief Medical Director of the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital, Kaduna, Dr. Hussaini Yahaya, expressed satisfaction with the activities of the team. He said the team brought cartons of medical equipment for the conduct of the exercise.

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