Smile Train, KidsOR Upgrade Pediatric Facilities at Armed Forces Specialist Hospital Kano

26/01/2022 9:56:00 AM

Smile Train, KidsOR Upgrade Pediatric Facilities at Armed Forces Specialist Hospital Kano

Smile Train, KidsOR Upgrade Pediatric Facilities at Armed Forces Specialist Hospital Kano

Global charities, Smile Train and Kids Operating Room (KidsOR) have unveiled the refurbished children’s Operating Room at the Armed Forces Specialist

Hospital in Kano, with the aim to bring about safer, more timely pediatric surgery closer to the community in the North West Region of Nigeria.Published 24 January 2022 Three passengers were injured on Sunday when a train crushed a Dangote Cement truck and a commercial tricycle in Kano State.by January 24, 2022 1 min read A train on Sunday crushed a Dangote cement truck and tricycle, injuring at least nine people in Kano.Khaleel Muhammad A 25-year-old man, Abdulwahab, who was one of the nine victims of a train accident in Kano has died.

The launch comes at a time when Smile Train and KidsOR are celebrating the successful delivery of 12 out of 20 pediatric theatres earmarked for revamp across Africa by June 2022.Smile Train Vice-President and Regional Director for Africa Mrs Nkeiruka Obi speaking during the launch on Tuesday expressed happiness that another theatre was revamped in Nigeria by the two organizations.30am on Obasanjo Road.According to a statement jointly signed by Smile Train media and communications manager Africa, Emily Manjeru and Kids Operating Room communications officer Africa, Muthoni Wahome, three theatres have so far been hosted in Nigeria through the partnership.Mr Labaran said the accident involved the train, the Dangote truck loaded with cement and a tricycle.ADVERTISEMENT “In June 2020, Smile Train and KidsOR committed to 20 pediatric theatres, three of which have been hosted in Nigeria – Lagos, Enugu and at the Armed Forces Hospital in Kano.The witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said efforts to flag down the truck and the tricycle because of the oncoming train, were abortive.It marks another victory for all children including those with cleft, who are in dire need of timely and quality pediatric surgery.The train rammed into the truck and the tricycle while trying to cross the rail line.

The new operating room which is better equipped will not only allow surgeons to enhance their skills in caring for children, but we anticipate a significant impact in the lives of the children whose lives will be transformed through surgery.The witness disclosed that passengers in the tricycle were rushed to a hospital unconscious, while the driver of the trailer escaped unhurt.The train rammed into the truck and the tricycle as they crossed the rail line, causing damages and injuries, the witnesses said.Hence, children with easily treatable surgical conditions, like cleft lip and palate can receive high quality, life-saving care when they need it the most and much closer to their doorsteps.This is the power of collaboration.Read Also.” Mrs.Obi noted.

On his part, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Prof.Adetokunbo Adebola, hailed the transformation, noting that it not only uplifted the Hospital as a centre for learning for surgeons, but also provided children with the much-needed comfort along their recovery journey.“Our longstanding relationship with Smile Train has ensured that we provide safe, timely and quality pediatric care to many patients with cleft.The renovated theatre has certainly brought more confidence among the population in receiving quality surgical care for the children.Equally, the service delivery of the medical professionals has greatly improved, boosting the quality of training we provide at the Hospital,” noted Prof.

Adebola.YOU MAY.

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