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India/Nigeria Rotary Polio Surgery Project Targets 400 Children

06 Dec 2012

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Past President of Rotary International and Past Trustee Chairman of the Rotary Foundation, Mr. Rajendra Saboo

By Damilola Oyedele

The India-Nigeria Rotary Polio Surgery Project is targeted at corrective surgery for 400 Nigerian children who have been deformed by polio for which Nigeria is one of the three endemic countries alongside Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The 20-man team comprising orthopaedic surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and pathologists would be in Nigeria until December 11, 2012 have already successfully operated on over 70 children. The surgeries are currently ongoing two hospitals - University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada and Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State.

The Past President of Rotary International and Past Trustee Chairman of the Rotary Foundation, Mr. Rajendra Saboo who spoke with newsmen during a reception held for a team by the Indian High Commission in Abuja, Wednesday night said the team after overcoming some initial hurdles would now be able to attend to more patients daily.

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Tags: Health, Featured, Polio Surgery

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