Separated Conjoined Twin Recovering Well
About 70, 000 patients have benefited from the medical outreach organised
by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, in
The outreach is one of the many initiatives of the speaker aimed at
addressing health challenges faced by people of Bauchi and other
The team of professional doctors who were on duty at the outreach were
stationed at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital in
Bauchi under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Haruna Kigbu of Doctors on the
Move Africa, where they successfully conducted surgeries, including the
separation of a conjoined twin who is recuperating well at the moment.
At the end of the intervention, 20, 311 major and minor surgeries were
carried out successfully,17, 772 patients were treated for eye problems;
cataract extraction was conducted for 23, 900 patients, while 14, 910
patients with visual impairment were issued medicated glasses.
Similarly, 67, 630 patients were issued cards to participate in the medical
intervention, while 4, 932 patients were scanned and 13, 994 others tested
to diagnose causes of their respective medical conditions.
In addition to Bauchi people who benefited from the medical outreach,
people from Adamawa, Plateau, Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna and Gombe States
also benefited from the intervention which is the third edition organised
by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara in just