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By Bashir Bello
The Chief Medical Director, CMD of Aminu Kano Instructing Hospital, AKTH, Prof. Abdurrahman Sheshe on Tuesday disclosed plans to begin liver transplant for liver illness sufferers within the hospital.
Prof. Sheshe disclosed this through the 1st Liver Surgical procedure Symposium on Advancing Liver Surgical procedures in Nigeria organized by the hospital’s Division of Surgical procedure on Tuesday.
The Chief Medical Director, CMD stated the hospital for over 20 years had continued to hold out a number of kidney transplants therefore its resolves to step forward to begin liver transplant.
Based on him, “In Aminu Kano Instructing Hospital, AKTH, we’ve got been doing kidney transplant for over 20 years. Presently, we’ve got over 60 sufferers that have been transplanted with kidneys.
“I believe, AKTH has the very best variety of sufferers in all the general public hospitals in Nigeria. Now we wish to transfer a step ahead to develop and begin liver transplant,” Prof. Sheshe acknowledged.
He added that “Liver illness is quite common and for a very long time, is what the physicians are battling with. There’s a want that one thing must be carried out to cut back morbidity and mortality.
“Proper now, when any individual has liver most cancers, the mortality is 100 per cent.
“The symposium, nonetheless, avails us the chance that we result in all of the specialities which can be concerned in Liver care within the dialogue to pave a approach for preventive strategies to lower the incidence of liver illnesses within the communities, to develop new concepts to have such sufferers handled and have the prognosis improved in addition to the providers rendered,” Prof. Sheshe stated.
Earlier, the Organizer of the symposium, Dr Ibrahim Sulaiman, stated the symposium was organized to enhance the talents of the healthcare givers to satisfy the healthcare wants of its sufferers and scale back medical tourism overseas.
Dr Sulaiman, nonetheless, stated the symposium introduced consultants from all fields akin to drugs, pathology, radiology and anaesthesia to broaden the data of the over 100 contributors.
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