Conjoined Twins Separated at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital

Conjoined female twins have been separated by a team of medical experts at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday January 14.

The babies were successfully separated by a 66-member team of a paediatric surgeon, paediatricians, paediatric cardiologists, nurses and others.

Sources reveal that the operation was successfully carried out in absence of adequate medical equipment. Chief Medical Director of UITH, Prof. Abdullah Yussuf, while addressing reporters gave credit to the medical team lead by paediatric surgeon Prof. Lukman Abdul-Rahman, attributing their success to commitment and determination.

Yussuf further said that most travels abroad for medical attention which ought to be provided in the nation could be evaded if adequate equipment is provided for the public hospitals.

The Parents of the babies, Mr. and Mrs. Tawakalitu Ahmed, however, pleaded with Nigerians for support to train the babies to maturity. This need was promptly followed up with the announcement of automatic employment at the hospital for the couple.

Prof. Lukman and Twins

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