Ondo Trauma Centre Records 3,000 Surgeries, 2,400 Dialysis



THE Ondo State government yesterday said about 3,000 surgeries have been carried out in its yet-to-be commissioned Trauma and Surgical Centre, with 2,400 dialyses done at the kidney Care Centre between March 2014 when the facility became operational till date.

Making the disclosure after a facility tour of the Centre in Ondo yesterday, the state’s Commissioner for Information, Kayode Akinmade told newsmen that 1,000 new cases have been received with patients coming from about 30 states in Nigeria as well as Ghana and the United States of America.

Reputed as the second largest of its kind in the country, Akinmade said the centre has so far performed 50 spine surgeries, 350 plastic surgeries, over 1,000 Ophthalmology, 800 Ortho, 100 ENT, 100 neuro and over 400 general surgeries among others. He added that it has also screened over 3,000 indigenes of the state through its community screening programme.

He said the Dr Olusegun Mimiko-led administration was from inception determined to make Ondo State the best administered state in Nigeria and the cynosure of all eyes, of which its citizens shall be proud of, and to mobilise the people to harness all her God-given resources, create and use wealth for the ends of individual happiness.

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