First heart surgery performed in Anambra
Anambra State may have started reaping the fruits of its massive investment in the health sector with the series of heart surgery at St. Joseph Specialist Hospital, Adazi Nnukwu at the moment.
The surgery is being carried out by a team of 15 Doctors and medical workers led by the renowned Anambra State based USA Cardiac surgeon, Dr. Joseph Nwiloh and is globally regarded as one of the best in the world.
The building housing the Heart Clinic was named after him by the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, who built it as a way of celebrating worthy Anambra sons and daughters and hold them out as role models for the young.
Dr. Nwiloh who helped in equipping the centre, thanked God for His mercies and Peter Obi for his vision. He promised to work harder to make sure the centre becomes fully functional.
Gov. Peter Obi who visited the state and was requested by Dr. Nwiloh to witness the first surgery on Saturday, said he was happy with the many fruits of the collaboration between the Church and the Government.
He said he was even happier that his successor, Chief Willie Obiano has continued in the collaboration, saying that the ultimate beneficiaries are the people of the State.
Speaking on the development, the President General of Adazi Nnukwu, Mr. Ben Enemuo said the people of the town were happy over the development. He thanked God for the gift of Peter Obi who initiated the Heart Centre and commended his successor for the promise to build on his foundation.
The former Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Lawrence Ikeakor who visited the hospital to witnessed to surgery said that with the development, Nigerians may not have the need to travel outside the country again for categories of heart diseases requiring surgery.
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