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Tinubu Opens Free Cardiac Surgery Programme for Indigent Patients

Posted by By Olasunkanmi Akoni on 2004/11/26 | Views: 1028 |

Tinubu Opens Free Cardiac Surgery Programme for Indigent Patients


GOVERNOR Bola Tinubu of Lagos State weekend declared open the free cardiac surgery operation programme for indigent patients at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja.

GOVERNOR Bola Tinubu of Lagos State weekend declared open the free cardiac surgery operation programme for indigent patients at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja.

Already, 12 patients with various degree of heart diseases are scheduled to receive free cardiac surgery in the multimillion naira programme put in place by Lagos State Government in collaboration with Global Eagle Foundation, a U.S based Nigerian Organisation.

Governor, Tinubu of Lagos State, while declaring the programme open as well as conducting an inspection of the equipment donated by St Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, to be used in the operation, described the programme as a monumental achievement as it brings 21st Century healthcare to Nigeria and involves not only free treatment but also personnel training.

Tinubu while promising to brief President Olusegun Obasanjo on the need to engage the medical experts at the federal level inorder to have a wider range of benefits noted that " the return of Nigerian experts to contribute their quota to the growth and development of their motherland is worthy of emulation".

The governor therefore called on Nigerian experts in diaspora to emulate the gesture of Dr. Jonathan Nwiloh, and his Global Eagle Foundation and the 40 US-based Nigerian Doctors who had earlier visited the state.

Tinubu also commended the state Commissioner for Health and members of his staff for their innovative implementation of his administration's vision in the health sector, and urged them to closely monitor and ensure that the equipment are well utilised for the purpose it was donated as well as take good care of the equipment. .

In his comment the leader of the eight -man Medical Team, Dr. Jonathan Nwiloh said Global Eagle Foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) is committed to providing hi-tech medical services to countries which are short on such healthcare that involves multimillion naira funding.

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