Friday, August 9, 2013

Baby girl born with four limbs successfully operated in Adamawa

Culled From: Guardian

A team of 12 medical doctors led by a pediatric consultant, Prof. Awal Abubakar on Wednesday successfully completed surgery operation on a baby girl born with four legs at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola in Adamawa State.

The operation, which started Tuesday afternoon, was completed early morning of Wednesday. This is the first successful operation of its kind in the medical history of Nigeria.

When The Guardian visited the hospital this morning, the baby girl was still being attended to by a team of medical workers at the pediatric ward of the hospital.

Father of the baby, 29-year old Mani Maigi told The Guardian at the hospital said that he lacked words to express his appreciation to the hospital management for not only paying the hospital bills of his baby, but to ensure that the best medical team was selected to carry out the operation.

"I almost lost hope on the future of my baby when she was born with four legs, I think of the financial implication and where to take the baby, but the hospital assured me that the management will handle the case. Initially I think it was the normal unfulfilled promises we are familiar with in this country, but today FMC Yola has not only fulfilled its promise to me, they prove to the world that Nigeria has the best brains in the world", he stated.

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