Daily Trust (Abuja)

4 January 2013

Nigeria: Zamfara FMC Commences Orthopaedic Surgeries

Gusau — The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Gusau in Zamfara state has commenced orthopaedic surgeries on people with fractures, head of clinical department Dr Kabir Sada has disclosed.

Sada said that the presence of orthopaedic specialists in the hospital has helped a lot in carrying out the surgeries that were hitherto being performed in federal orthopaedic hospital Kano.

"It is a hope for orthopaedic injuries now and we are improving our services for the betterment of the people and the orthopaedic specialists are assisting in this direction" Sada said.

He further disclosed that the FMC Gusau as the only cancer screening centre in the North West region remains a centre of hope for people with breast and cervical cancers.

Reviewing the activities of the hospital in 2012, Sada said that 2089 surgeries were conducted in 2012 and the major surgeries were 724 and the minor ones were 848 while 517 were O and G surgeries.

"We are relocating gradually from the old to the permanent site and emergency and medicine and surgery are expected to relocate to the permanent site within the first half of 2013 because at the old site we record 1000 admissions per month", he added.

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