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FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Metrix147: 2:34pm On Mar 29
Federal Medical Centre, FMC Umuahia, Abia State says it has successfully carried out no fewer than 11 kidney transplants in the facility in the last four and half active years, ABN TV reports.

The period covers Dec. 2017 when it had its first surgery till date, deducting 2020-2021, a period by COVID.

Dr. Chimezie Okwuonu, a kidney transplant neurologist of the hospital told ABN TV on Tuesday that the most recent ones were fully carried out by Nigerian surgeons.

According to him, at the beginning of this medical milestone, it was performed and supervised by surgeons from the US.

He said after the first four were conducted, Nigerian surgeons after acquiring the skills took over from their US counterparts and successfully carried out the last seven with minimal supervision of external experts.

The latest in the series he said involves a man in his late 60s who has kidney disease and has been on dialysis in the past four months but later brought to FMC Umuahia when he fulfilled all the conditions for the surgery which has successfully been carried out.

"The patient is very healthy, he has started making adequate urine and he is doing better. We have done some laboratory tests which show that there is a remarkable improvement in the vitals of the patient.

"As for the donor, he is okay and doing well. They are all recovering from the post-surgery period and we hope that in the next one week, we should be able to discharge them to their homes", he stated.

Dr. Okwuonu while noting that the facility is the only one undertaking a kidney transplantation programme in South East and South-South pledged its commitment to remain active.

He applauded the hospital's chief medical director, Prof. Azubuike Onyebuchi for the transformation he has carried out in the past couple of years to position the hospital for this feat.

While noting that lack of adequate equipment and increasing brain have been the twin problem of the programme, Dr. Okwuonu praised the CMD for demonstrating enough support despite challenges.

He appealed to government to subsidise the cost of kidney transplantation, create a healthy environment and offer some incentives to people ready to donate their organ for their loved ones.
Source: https://abntv.com.ng/news/fmc-umuahia-conducts-11th-successful-kidney-transplant-in-4-years-photos/

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Amotolongbo(f): 2:38pm On Mar 29
One would wonder why Ekweremandu didn’t patronise the hospital with his daughter instead of the London Hospital

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by shuttox: 2:40pm On Mar 29
Nice one

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by 07kjb: 2:59pm On Mar 29
Nice one

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Nobody: 3:00pm On Mar 29
ok
Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by SpatialKing(m): 3:46pm On Mar 29
Wow

And they are not making noise about it

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by ecolime(m): 3:47pm On Mar 29
This is good news.

Nigeria has great talents in every sector. All we need is an enabling environment for us to thrive.

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by deji17: 3:47pm On Mar 29
Great news!

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Angelfrost(m): 3:47pm On Mar 29
Unsung heroes...!

Invest and improve your hospitals in Nigeria to great standards and demand that no elected official goes on medical tourism, una say NO!

Even newly elected president couldn't find a single hospital in the very Lagos he built suitable for his healthcare needs!

If Ekweremadu had joined hands to make such possible in the SouthEast, he would be walking free with a healthy daughter by now!

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by wanimo: 3:47pm On Mar 29
The land of the rising sun.

While they running a government of agberos and hatred in their region, igbos are gradually putting things together to become self sufficient in a few years time.

With this awareness on Nairaland, I can guarantee you that by the end of this year they would be running kidney transplants in that hospital on a weekly basis.

Medical tourism to Igbo land

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Ecos(m): 3:48pm On Mar 29
angry
Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by crestedaguiyi: 3:48pm On Mar 29
Ekwerenmadu didn't know too or his was not told.

Our quest for anything from the white man

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Jossyroyal1: 3:48pm On Mar 29
embarassed embarassed embarassed

Ekweremadu would have gone scot free if he had patronised home based hospital.

Talk about lawless country

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by TheChameleon: 3:48pm On Mar 29
Ekweremandu should have stayed in Biafuro.

This is what other Nigerians want to hear. A whole region wouldn't be a cesspit that people flee and worship Lagos like London.

President Obi.... please give us opening prayer for our Online Republic.

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Nobody: 3:48pm On Mar 29
cheesy
Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by AustineCJ: 3:48pm On Mar 29
A prophet has no honor in his home and that was why Ekweremadu didn’t think towards FMC umuahia .... the transplant would have been successful and long forgotten today but then again.... those who the gods wants to destroy, they first make mad.

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by iamyemiakins(m): 3:48pm On Mar 29
Amazing development

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Ezemarcel(m): 3:49pm On Mar 29
Out of how many

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Joey4321: 3:49pm On Mar 29
Wow
Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by wizelink(m): 3:49pm On Mar 29
Great news, Nigeria citizens keep breaking barriers even in the midst of highly corrupt, greedy and hopeless government at the centre

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by statutory: 3:49pm On Mar 29
Ekeremadu was too big for this hospital.

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Awise09(m): 3:49pm On Mar 29
Amotolongbo:
One would wonder why Ekweremandu didn’t patronise the hospital with his daughter instead of the London Hospital
They will not do that because of their ego

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Lanre4uonly(m): 3:49pm On Mar 29
This is commendable.
Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Joey4321: 3:49pm On Mar 29
Ezemarcel:
Out of how many

grin


The glass is half empty mentality grin

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Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by Ofunaofu: 3:50pm On Mar 29
Wonderful
Re: FMC Umuahia Conducts 11th Successful Kidney Transplant In 4 Years (PHOTOS) by SmartPolician: 3:50pm On Mar 29
We will get there with time. Like I always tell people, nobody is totally immune to bad leadership, no matter what you benefit from it.

If people like Ike Ekweremadu had worked hard to fix this country, I am sure he wouldn't be in this mess.

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