Nigerian Turkish Nizamiye Hospital Performs First Open Heart Surgery In Abuja
The Nizamiye Hospital has successfully carried out an open heart surgery in Abuja. This was contained in a statement released by the management of the hospital.
According to the statement, “the Nizamiye Hospital successfully performed an outer coronary bypass surgery on its first patient in Abuja”
The statement further added: “Dr Mustafa Kirman the lead surgeon led a team of seven specialists that included Turkish and Nigerian professionals to carry out the procedure.”
“The procedure lasted three hours and we thank God that it was a huge success and the patient responded well and has been discharged from the hospital after a seven day observation period” it further added.
In his reaction on the success of the surgery, the Deputy Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Atilla Emiroglu stated that “the hospital is excited about this feat, especially with the fact that the team of medical personnel that carried out the procedure are resident doctors and specialists”
“The team of doctors are resident in Nigeria and are staff of the hospital. We opted for this option to ensure that our patients get the best care and are assured that doctors are always available at short notice.” He further added that “with what we have in ground at the hospital in terms of personnel and equipment, there is absolutely no need for Nigerians to travel abroad for open heart surgery”
The statement also stated that the hospital has four other patients on its waiting list for open heart surgery. It would be recalled that The Nigerian Turkish Nizamiye Hospital was established by Turkish investors under the First Surat Group of companies. The hospital is estimated to have cost $20 million and was commissioned on February 20, 2014 by former President Goodluck Jonathan in an event that brought together former ministers of health and other very important policy makers in the country.