Uzodimma facilitates successful open-heart surgery for two Imo minors

Two minors from Imo State, six-month-old Chibuzor Jason Ezelaka, and Ifeanyichukwu Victor Okoroafor, 12, have undergone successful open-heart surgeries at the Regions Neuroscience Hospital, Mgbirichi, near Owerri, the state capital. The surgeries were facilitated by the Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma.

Chibuzor and Ifeanyichukwu, who hail from Ezinihitte and Okigwe Local Government areas of Imo State respectively, were discovered to be suffering from chronic heart problems that required intensive expertise attention when their parents presented them for medical attention at the recent Imo State Medical Mission, which held from January 30 to February 4, 2023, courtesy of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in America in collaboration with Imo State Government.

When the medical experts drew the attention of the governor to the pathetic situation of the two patients, he directed the Commissioner for Health, Imo State and his Committee to put machinery in motion for the proper cure of Chibuzor and Ifeanyichukwu.

On Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30 respectively, the two minors were ushered into the theatre at the Regions Neuroscience Hospital Mgbirichi, where a team of consultant surgeons spent a cumulative 16 hours operating on their hearts until they successfully rectified their problems.

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