6 Children Gets Another Chance At Life After Successful Open Heart Surgeries At OAU Teaching Hospital

Heart-surgery-patient-1The Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, OAUTHC, Ile Ife, Osun State, has carried successful paediatric open heart surgeries on six children including five with holes in their hearts.

The children hail from various parts of the country including Ilesa and Ikire in Osun State, Akure (Ondo State), Warri (Delta State), Offa (Kwara State) and Port- Harcourt (Rivers State) and the operations were carried out on them between Tuesday, April 26th and Sunday, May 1st 2016.

According to Professor Victor A. Adetiloye, Chief Medical Director OAUTHC, an additional 20 children have been slated for June-July 2016 open heart surgeries which the hospital hopes to perform routinely at least quarterly.

“This is an accomplishment of our dreams and visions seeing that this is possible in Ile-Ife,” Adetiloye remarked, even as he commended the medical team comprising cardiothoracic surgeons, led by DoctorsAkin Ogunrombi and Uvie Onakpoya, Paediatric Cardiologist – John Okeniyi, an Open Heart Task Force, operating theatre nurses, and a host of other departmental staff of the hospital including the Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, OAU, Ile-Ife who freely donated blood.

Source: Vanguard

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