20 get free open heart surgery from Emeka Okwuosa Foundation cardiology facility

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A world class Cardiology Facility, built by Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation has been unveiled at Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital Oraifite, Ekwusigo Council Area.

The unveiling was in readiness for the first free open-heart surgery that will be performed by a team of specialist doctors from the USA under VOOM foundation Cardiology Center.

Addressing journalists during a town hall meeting at the hospital, the Media and Grassroot Mobilization Manager of Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation, Sir Osselloka Offoh said the hospital that will cater for all types of surgeries is a big boost to Nigeria’s medical tourism and medical hope for the people of southeast.

According to Sir Osselloka, the facility employed highly skilled medical experts in Cardiology and Nephrology adding that the world class facility was to immortalize the mother of the founder, Dame Irene Okwuosa.

He further explained that the hospital before now, held medical fair with more than thousands receiving free drugs, clinical examinations, outdoor checkups and provision of critical health intervention drugs to health centers, referral and teaching hospitals.

The manager, Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital, Mr. Aghomishe Ogaga revealed that about twenty people have registered for the open-heart surgery scheduled to take place from second to fourteenth May 2022 adding that the hospital will also carry out kidney transplant, dialysis and surgery on tumor usually considered inoperable by hospitals around.

The Hospital Project Manager, Mr. Emmanuel Ilomuanya, took newsmen round various facilities in the hospital including Digital Cath Lab, High Definition 128 Slides CT scan, Digital X-ray systems, Direct on Bed Oxygen Delivery, Automated Ventilators, ICU unit, state of the art theatres and Oxygen Producing Plant house.

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