Unijos donates medical equipment to JUTH

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The Management of the University of Jos has donated an upgraded Tissue and Renal Equipment to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

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Prof. Tanko Ishaya, who presented the equipment to JUTH management in Jos, said it would facilitate kidney and other organ transplant on patients.

“These medical equipment were procured through N1 billion grant offered this institution by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund).

“This will save Nigerians millions of dollars on oversea trips to treat kidney related diseases,” he said.

The vice chancellor advised JUTH to put the equipment into good use for the benefit of humanity.

Receiving the items, Chief Medical Director (CMD) of JUTH, Dr. Pokop Buptwatda, thanked the university for the gesture.

Represented by Dr Ishaya Pam, former CMD of the hospital, Buptwatda revealed that the equipment had been test run to carry out successful kidney stones surgery on two patients, adding that seven other patients were booked for same surgery.

“With these equipment on ground, JUTH will become a referral kidney plant centre in Nigeria.

“It will bring succour to people, because many Nigerians are suffering from kidney and other related diseases. The Tissue Laboratory is the first of its kind in Nigeria

“Already, medical personnel from the Department of Medical Microbiology (JUTH), are currently undergoing thorough training on how to effectively and efficiently use the equipment,” he added.