A Consultant Surgeon, Dr. Garzali Ibrahim Umar has called on the newly elected leaders in the country to assist in the training/provision of liver surgeons in Nigeria, lamenting that at the moment, the country doesn’t have any.
The Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano (AKTH) expert said this on Sunday ahead of the 2nd Liver Surgery Symposium, scheduled to hold on Tuesday.
The Chairman Local Organising Committee for the Conference recalled that in 2021, the Department of Surgery of AKTH organised a similar symposium on Liver Surgery and top on its communique was an advocate for Liver Surgeons in Nigeria because patients with liver problems, who required surgical intervention continue to suffer and many of them, who cannot afford to travel abroad for the treatment were left to languish hence the continued advocacy to train a liver Surgeon has become necessary.
According to him, in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital alone, there are over 10 sub-specialty surgeons in Neurology, Cardiology, and Spine, as well as in Kidney and Repairs of congenital problems, who have been in the hospital and beyond doing their job, recording remarkable progress for decades but no Liver surgeons yet.
He, therefore, called on all Nigerians to assist in promoting and sustaining the crusade until the mission is accomplished.Follow us on social media