The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) in Zaria, Kaduna State would be the first hospital in northern Nigeria to perform an open heart surgery.
Chief Medical Director of ABUTH Lawal Khalid said the surgery will be carried out by the end of September.
Khalid revealed this in Zaria earlier in the week where he noted that the surgery would be performed in partnership with a University in Ghana and the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu.
“ABUTH set up a cardiothoracic center with a state of the art facility to carry out the open heart surgery,” Khalid added.
“It will be the first time that an open heart surgery would be conducted in the northern part of the country.”