Hassana and Hussaina, conjoined twins born in Zaria, Kaduna State, will receive free surgery at a facility in Dubai, Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
This information was released in a statement on Saturday by Mr. Nuhu Fulani Kwajafa, the national coordinator for the Global Initiative for Peace, Love, and Care (GIPLC).
He claimed that triplets were delivered at the Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital in Zaria a few months ago.
While one of the triplets is healthy, the other two are linked at the stomach and share other essential organs, according to him.
According to the statement, the Dubai hospital had initially estimated that the cost of the surgery to separate the girls would be over $300,000, but after evaluating the situation, it made the offer to do the procedure for free.
GIPLC received a bill for the procedure from another London hospital for £896,000 (eight hundred and ninety-six thousand pounds).
After speaking with several specialists in the UK and Dubai (UAE), Mr. Kwajafa earlier said on social media that Hassana and Hussaina’s situation was unique and that separating them surgically would cost more than $300,000.
“Dubai Hospital, Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE, has offered to do the procedure for free on the basis of humanitarian concerns following weeks of discussions.
In fact, the Medical City Chairman is highly interested in the case and has offered to send a team of medical professionals to Nigeria to travel with the family as they return to the United Arab Emirates for a planned nine-month post-surgery stay for close monitoring of the patient’s full recovery. Italian, American, and UAEian doctors will perform the surgery.
He claimed that Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, sent N600,000 (six hundred thousand naira) for their care during one of GIPLC’s fund drives for the family’s maintenance at Gwagwalada Teaching Hospital, where they have been for the past three months, and promised to be involved in their surgery.
When the surgery’s fees are paid, Governor Nasir el-Rufai also pledged to take action.
However, Mr. Nuhu Kwajafa claimed that he is still looking for money to pay for the conjoined sisters’ and their family’s travel to Dubai as well as their feeding and lodging while there.
He urged all Nigerians to help the infants.Angawa Bawa: Grants From Government Funds You Don’t Have To Repay | Search Ads
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