The Nigerian- Turkish Nizamiye Hospital, a pristine medical facility in Abuja is set to commence services for heart valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting otherwise known as open heart surgery in Abuja. According to a statement by the management of the hospital in Abuja, “The Nigerian Turkish Nizamiye Hospital decided to commence this service after a careful analysis of the spate of heart diseases prevalent in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.” The statement added that “the focus would be coronary artery bypass grafting as well as heart valve replacement.” The hospital said that it “has put in place all the required equipment and a team of experts from Turkey with a track record of excellence.” The statement by the Public Relations Officer, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, said that the hospital in its tradition of delivering quality services spared no expense in the composition of the team. The five-man team is led by Dr Mustafa Kirman, a reputable cardiovascular surgeon from Turkey who is credited to have performed over 15, 000 heart surgeries with 99 per cent success rate. In a chat with the Deputy Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Atilla Emiroglu, he said that the open heart surgery procedure being introduced was arguably the first of its kind in Abuja going by the quality of the surgeons and the medical facilities on ground.
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