The National Hospital Abuja has announced the successful separation of conjoined twins after several surgeries.
The Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Jaf Mommoh, while addressing newsmen in Abuja, said the twins were conjoined at the chest and abdomen.
Momoh said the twins were delivered at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State on Aug. 13, 2018, and were later referred to the National Hospital.
“They have therefore been on admission at the hospital for more than 16 months, for care and several diagnostic procedures for a detailed diagnosis in preparation for the surgery.
“The hospital management decided to fund the care and the entire processes leading to the major surgical procedure for the separation as our corporate social responsibility.
“We therefore, ensured that lack of funds did not stop these beautiful girls from having the opportunity to enjoy their lives independently,’’ he said.
Mommoh, attributed the success of the operation to the hospital’s medical team, adequate funds, as well as the belief and trust the parents of the twins had in the hospital.
He the called on state governments to invest more in healthcare.
“So the states need to do more in other to build specialty hospitals or support the existing ones and employ more staff so that we will not be having brain drain.
“They should also provide places for housemanship in their general hospitals so that we will not be having young doctors or health workers roaming the streets for years.