Reopening Of UNTH Heart Surgery Unit Approved By FEC
The Federal Executive
Council (FEC) has approved the reopening of the heart surgery unit in the
University of Nigeria Nsukka Teaching Hospital Enugu (UNTH).
This was disclosed by The Minister of Information,
Labaran Maku to state house correspondents after the council meeting. He said that
Nigerians no longer have to go to India and other parts of world in search of
surgery. He said the heart surgery in Enugu will cost only N500, 000.
The reopening of the heart surgery unit by FEC is
following recent initiatives by the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu as
well as support from Nigerians in diaspora.
The open heart surgery unit at the UNN was
suspended ten years ago, following its movement from an old site within the
Enugu metropolis to its permanent site at Ituku-Ozala.