UNTH records 230 open-heart surgery 1

UNTH records 230 open-heart surgery

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UNTH records 230 open-heart surgery 2


We begin form Enugu, where the Cardiothoracic Centre of Excellence, University of Nigeria Teaching hospital, Ituku Ozalla, Enugu, says it has performed 230 successful open-heart surgery since March 2013.

The chairman of the Cardiothoracic Centre, Basden Onwubere, who disclosed this on Sunday in an interview in Enugu, said 50 percent of those involved were children.

Onwubere, stated that, UNTH started open-heart surgery in February 1974 and suspended it in 2007 due to movement to the permanent site at Ituku Ozalla.

The chairman noted out that, the hospital only charges between thirty to forty percent of the actual cost of surgery par patient.




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