) A 24-man Saudi medical team successfully conducted free open-heart surgeries on eight patients with various cardiovascular diseases in Sokoto.
Hassan Sanyinnawal, media assistant to Senator Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto Central), said on Saturday in Abuja that the exercise was being conducted under the auspices of the International Relief, Welfare and Development Organization.
He said the organization is a division of the Muslim World League (MWL), based in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The team is made up of cardio-thoracic surgeons, intensive care physicians, anesthesiologists and specialist nurses, among others.
The doctors are mainly from Saudi Arabia. The team also included doctors from Egypt, Syria, the Philippines and Sudan.
Sanyinnawal added that Senator Wamakko, who is also a member of Leauge, facilitated free exercise.
The Muslim World League is renowned for its myriad of humanitarian services to patients around the world.
According to Wamakko, “Besides medical interventions to treat poor patients who cannot afford their treatment, the league also offers assistance to the needy.
“It also funds the construction of some projects around the world,” Wamakko said, indicating that “over the years, as a member of the organization, I had received various forms of aid from the League. .
“They have been used in the execution of water supply projects, the construction of mosques, schools, as well as to meet the needs of the needy. “
Senator Wamakko, former governor of Sokoto State, thanked the league for its invaluable and invaluable commitment to helping the needy around the world.
He further promised to maintain his partnership with the organization, bringing more development and happiness to the needy and to society in general.
Wamakko explained, “I facilitated the program with the aim of further alleviating the suffering of less privileged members of society, as well as curbing medical tourism.”
Speaking earlier, the League’s Executive Director, Nigeria Regional Office, Dr Fadul Aduko, thanked Wamakko for facilitating the program.
He described Wamakko as an iconic and steadfast member of the Muslim World League who is always looking for ways to lend a hand to help the less privileged in society.
The General Directorate called on other leaders to emulate Wamakko.
In his remarks, Visiting Physician Team Leader Dr Ashmeg Abdullh, who spoke through Dr Aljohara Mahmoud, praised the hospitality and support received throughout their stay. stay in Nigeria, affirming that they contributed enormously to the success of their mission in Sokoto. State. .
Also speaking, Dr Abubakar Umar, head of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit at Usman Danfodiyo Teaching Hospital in Sokoto, explained that all eight patients are responding to treatment.
According to him: “We worked in harmony with the visiting doctors and enjoyed working with them.
“During surgeries, we focused on adults, in which one of the most complicated heart surgeries was performed on a patient who had both valves replaced.
“The hospital is always ready to work with any organization to improve the health issues in the state and in Nigeria in general. “