Port Harcourt – An indigenous oil services company, Oilserv Limited, says it has, in collaboration with Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation, conducted 24 open heart surgeries, free of charge in Oraifite, Anambra State in the last two weeks.
Oilserv Limited, an oil and gas engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning services company, is owned by Engr. Emeka Okwuosa.
The free surgery is facilitated by VOOM Foundation medical doctors from the United States, which came into the country and settled at the Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital, Oraifite.
Leader of the medical team, Dr. Vincent Ohaju, said the free medical intervention has placed smiles on the faces of Nigerians yawning for critical health attention in cardiovascular ailments.
A statement by Oilserv media team said Nigeria performs 50 open heart surgeries in a year but the Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital performed 24 in less than two weeks and also treated 25 critical heart-related ailments, which cost over N180 million, for free.
“Authorities of the Federal Ministry of Health were on ground at Oraifite to identify with the new medical records set by Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Hospital, and the Sir Emeka Okwuosa Foundation.”
The statement added that the development is “a medical feat in Nigeria and Africa.”
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