The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), on Thursday, presented alive to the public a set of separated hitherto conjoined twins.
The successful separation of the conjoined twins by the institution’s team of experts was done despite dearth of equipment at the hospital, it was gathered.
Addressing reporters in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, UITH Chief Medical Director (CMD) Prof Abdaullah Yussuf attributed the feat to the doggedness and determination of the 66-membered team.
Prof Yussuf linked frequent medical tourisms abroad by some Nigerians to the menace of obsolete and absence of equipment in many public hospitals in the country.
He said : “You are here to celebrate with us one of the milestones we achieved in the last few days. This was the separation of conjoin twins by this hospital. This was done by a team of experts in the hospital ably led by a pedantic surgeon.
“Today we are witnessing another breakthrough in this hospital and we are very grateful to God for making this thing possible. We are also grateful for those who have contributed so immensely to the success of the operation. Especially by the Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. The governor supported the procedure by giving us substantial amount of money and that actually propelled us to be able to achieve the feat.66