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Nigerian Hospital Tweets Live Open Heart Surgery On Eight-year-old Girl by haconjy(m): 7:33am On Aug 13, 2015
EVER wondered how heart surgery works? Twitter can give you a lesson.A Nigerian hospital has live-tweeted an operation to repair a hole in the heart of an eight-year-old girl.

Abuja’s National Hospital posted real-time updates of the girl’s surgical procedure, which lasted around three hours, on the micro-blogging site yesterday.

The aim was to grow awareness of the country’s medical capabilities, hospital spokesperson, Dr. Tayo Haastrup told CNN.‘‘We have a lot of Nigerians in need of these operations,” said Dr. Haastrup. ‘‘

This is for them to know it is possible to do it in this country.”Other hospitals have live-tweeted operations before, with an open heart surgery procedure in Houston, Texas, reaching an online audience of 14.5 million.

The operation was the third in a run of 10 major heart procedures at the Abuja hospital performed by Nigerian doctors in collaboration with a U.S. charity.

Spokesman of the hospital, Dr. Tayo Haastrup, confirmed the surgery to The Guardian, but declined to give further details.He assured, however, that more elaborate details would be made available to journalists at a briefing today.

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http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/08/nigerian-hospital-tweets-live-open-heart-surgery-on-eight-year-old-girl/

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Re: Nigerian Hospital Tweets Live Open Heart Surgery On Eight-year-old Girl by blessedvisky(m): 7:34am On Aug 13, 2015
Hmm
Re: Nigerian Hospital Tweets Live Open Heart Surgery On Eight-year-old Girl by NoRetreat(m): 7:39am On Aug 13, 2015
Thank God. We are getting there!
Re: Nigerian Hospital Tweets Live Open Heart Surgery On Eight-year-old Girl by Nobody: 7:40am On Aug 13, 2015
Good
Re: Nigerian Hospital Tweets Live Open Heart Surgery On Eight-year-old Girl by dannybomb(m): 7:47am On Aug 13, 2015
thumbs up guys
Re: Nigerian Hospital Tweets Live Open Heart Surgery On Eight-year-old Girl by Tallesty1(m): 7:49am On Aug 13, 2015
Weldone guys
Re: Nigerian Hospital Tweets Live Open Heart Surgery On Eight-year-old Girl by bewla(m): 7:56am On Aug 13, 2015
ok
Re: Nigerian Hospital Tweets Live Open Heart Surgery On Eight-year-old Girl by adisa204(m): 9:59am On Aug 13, 2015
Ahahahah all I could think of was greys anatomy when doctor bailey was giving live tweets about a surgery..

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Re: Nigerian Hospital Tweets Live Open Heart Surgery On Eight-year-old Girl by specialguest(f): 12:02pm On Aug 13, 2015
Glad to hear this. One day medical tourism to other countries would stop!
Re: Nigerian Hospital Tweets Live Open Heart Surgery On Eight-year-old Girl by springtech(m): 11:36pm On Aug 13, 2015
Nice one. If only the government can invest heavily in the halth sector, an end would come to capital flight with respect to travelling abroad for both simple & complex procedures.
Nigeria shall be great again.

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