A major breakthrough was recorded recently when a team carried out the first successful brain surgery in the state. The surgery was done last week on Malam Iliyasu Abubakar at Muhammadu Buhari Specialists Hospital Giginyu, one of the two hospitals commissioned by president Buhari in September 2018. The team of surgeons consisted of Dr. Shu’aibu Dambatta, Dr. Atiku, Dr. Musa, Dr. Hassan and Dr. Musbahu all from Kano state.
Many of those who spoke on the success of the surgery expressed delight on the epoch-making surgery in the state.
Alhaji Yahaya Danzabuwa, a vehicle spare parts dealer, said “I am really happy that something like this could happen in Kano. May Allah guide them to do more. This is a real development, so long as it will be sustained. I pray for Allah’s blessings in it and I hope they will sustain it.”
Malama Fatima Halliru, a restaurant worker, said she is happy that such a complicated surgery could be successfully done in Kano. She, however, expressed fear that it could be beyond the reach of the low-income earners.
Another respondent, Aliyu Sani Daddarawa, from Tsanyawa Local Government of Kano state, said “I heard the story on radio and I am happy. He said, “This is what we used to hear from foreign countries, and here comes the time that we witness it in our city. It is a wonderful development.”
Speaking when Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje visited him in the hospital, the patient Iliyasu Abubakar while recounting his ordeals, said “I had been suffering from this problem for the past 26 years. I was involved in a car accident and since then my brain was not the same again. He said his family members and him have been to several hospitals with no hope until they contacted Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital where he was not only operated but was charged free.
The Governor Ganduje, in his remark, said, “We are delighted and very much impressed with this development. This proves clearly that when the government is serious about anything, that thing can be achieved successfully.”