LASUTH set to commence full cardiac surgery

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By conducting full cardiac surgery, LASUTH aims to become hub of qualitative healthcare delivery in Nigeria

The management of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, has expressed the institution’s readiness to to begin full cardiac surgery. According to the Chief Medical Director, Adewole Oke, this is in line with the teaching hospital’s aim to be the hub of qualitative healthcare delivery in Nigeria.

According to him, LASUTH is making effort to end the treatment of diseases that could be treated locally; hence, there it was ready to do its best.

We have a government that is interested in the health sector; that is ready to move the sector forward. It has provided enough infrastructure and world class facilities. In order to complement the government’s efforts, we are also sharpening our skills to make sure that we provide world class services to make Lagos the hub of medical healthcare delivery.

He also revealed that this week alone, the hospital carried out five kidney transplants without any expatriate. 

“We have also done cardiac surgery (heart replacement) about six months ago with the aid of some foreign consultants, but soon we will stand on our own,” he said.

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