Daily Trust (Abuja)

10 December 2012

Nigeria: 50 Jigawa Polio Victims for Corrective Surgery in Abuja

Dutse — The Jigawa State government in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and Rotary International is supporting corrective surgery for 50 polio cases with disabilities in the state.

State Commissioner for Health Dr. Tafida Abubbakar said at the weekend that a total of 50 beneficiaries from seven years and above have been screened and sent to the University Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada Abuja for corrective surgery.

The corrective surgeries, he said, will improve the quality of lives of the affected children and help them to contribute to the communities in which they live.

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