The University of Ilorin Teaching hospital (UITH) in Kwara State, has successfully separated a set of conjoined female twins by a team of medical experts on Thursday, January 14, 2021.
Sources said that the feat by the institution’s team of medics was despite the dearth of equipment at the hospital. Addressing reporters in Ilorin yesterday, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UITH, Prof. Abdullah Yussuf, attributed the feat to the commitment and determination of the 66-member team.
According to reports, the twin girls were separated by a 66-member all Nigerian team of paediatric surgeons, paediatricians, paediatric cardiologist, anaesthetists, cardiothoracic surgeon, nurses, pharmacists, behavioural scientists and many more.
Parents of the babies, Mr. and Mrs. Tawakalitu Ahmed, begged Nigerians for help to be able to nurture the babies to maturity. Promptly, the CMD announced automatic employment at the hospital for the couple, a piece of news they both received with gladness.