- Nigerian medical doctors at Lagoon Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos state, have completed a complicated brain aneurysm surgery
- As the news of the feat broke on Twitter, many Nigerian said the health officials represent the hope in the nation's healthcare system
- The CEO of the hospital, Jim Coker, said that the patient is recuperating after the surgery
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A team of Nigerian doctors has made the country really proud after the health officials successfully carried out brain aneurysm surgery.
According to Google support for medical searches, an aneurysm is "a ballooning and weakened area in an artery". It can happen in areas such as in the aorta, brain, back of the knee, intestine, or spleen.
The news of the successful operation was announced by Dr. Jim Coker who is the CEO of Lagoon Hospitals. Coker said that the patient is recovering fine after the operation in the intensive care unit.
Many Nigerians reacted to the news on Twitter as they congratulated the team for a job well done.
Below are some of the things they said:
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that according to the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC), the number of Nigerian doctors working in the United Kingdom increased to 7,875 amid coronavirus outbreak.
It should be noted that the GMC is the body that coordinates the country’s official register of all medical workers.
Nigeria, Pakistan, and India are among the countries with the highest export of doctors in the UK. In less than a week, the number of Nigerian doctors rose from 7,870 to 7,875.
In other news, a Nigerian lady, Bukola Abubakar, celebrated her win as she eventually became a doctor in the UK after conquering challenges.
In a Twitter post on Friday, July 17, Bukola said that she failed the UK medical licensing exam in 2018 which was worth £4000, and was greatly saddened by it all.
A year after that, she passed it as she was given a license to practice in the country. By June 2020, the Nigerian got her first job and first payslip on Friday, July 17.
She said that the great achievement still amazes her as she advised anyone going through any issue presently not to give up hope, that they will succeed too.