UITH performs three open heart surgeries
University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) yesterday successfully carried out Open Heart Surgeries (OHS) on three male patients aged between four and nine years.
The feat was recorded barely seven months ago when the hospital performed its first OHS on two female children.
According to the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the UITH, Prof. Abdulwaheed Olatinwo yesterday at a press briefing in Ilorin, the feat was jointly done by the UITH and a team of paediatric cardiologists and anaesthetists from the famous Apollos Hospital in India.
Prof. Timothy Adedoyin headed the UITH committee on the surgeries while Dr. Neville Solomon led the four-man Indian surgeons.
Already, the three patients, David Adeyemi (five), Thani Sambo (four) and Ibrahim Mohammed (three) are off ventilator and according to Olatinwo would be discharged from the hospital in a few days’ time.
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