The management of NISA Premiere Hospital, Abuja, has carried out its first kidney transplantation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Speaking to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, the Chairman of the hospital, Dr Ibrahim Wade, said the transplantation was carried out on a woman by the hospital in collaboration with a Nigerian American Doctor and its team.
“We are here to confirm a major medical feat at NISA whereby yesterday for the first time on the soil of Abuja, bringing together a home and a diaspora team, we were able to achieved a seemless kidney transplantation.
“kidney diseases are on the rising in this country, there is a lot of diseases springing up, and the end solution for kidney diseases is a kidney transplantation.
“Yes, this is an area nobody can do for us as Nigerians unless we create the environment to allow experts do the job they can do,
“I am very please to announce that NISA has recorded the very first case of kidney transplantation, in collaboration with a team led by a Nigerian American, ” he said.
Wada said the doctors were Dr Obi Ekwenna, a Transplant and Urologist Surgeon and a Nigerian American, a Master Public Health Specialist and Registered Nurse Mary Brown from the United States of America and Dr Lemah Mabasu Urologist Surgeon from NISA hospital.
He described the word NISA as women, stating that the hospital had been pursuing women’s health related issues for a long time.
He noted that the hospital was also concentrating on developing an environment that allows the hospital to tap into the wealth of experience and abilities of Nigerians living outside the country.
Wada, however, called on the Federal Government including all stakeholders to create an enabling environment for foreign partnership and collaboration, so that Nigerians would not have to travel overseas for medical care.