Physicians Across Continents  to establish Heart Centre in Kano

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Physicians Across Continents (PAC) have disclosed plans to establish a Heart Centre in Kano State.

Dr Khaled Jiwaid, who led a delegation of PAC on a courtesy visit to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje recently gave the disclosure, saying “Ours is to provide quality medical care regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. We are working in 42 countries and conducted over 100,000 major surgeries, with over 500,000 beneficiaries of our services across the globe.

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“We are planning to establish Heart Centre here in Kano. To facilitate over 15 million people. Our Doctors are aware of this, that if you have heart attack, you have to be seen within 90 minutes. Can anyone here be in Lagos or Abuja within 90 minutes? So with this we are investing in ourselves firstly and we are investing for our life after death.”

He further said that, “The history of this city is amazing. We want it to be, collectively, the Centre of Peace with medical excellence in West Africa. This starts from here.”

For the Heart Centre, Jiwaid further elaborated that, “It is very clear to all of us here, and we all know that, life and death are in the hands of the Almighty God. But the loss of life needlessly because of lack of facility, hurts more. This is what we want set in Kano, with the establishment of this Centre.”

Commending the effort of the Doctors, governor Ganduje said, “I am happy that part of your work here is public health, which goes with the creation of awareness for the public.

“I like your proposal for establishing a Centre here in Kano. I assure you Kano is a place where we need the Centre. Kano state government is ready to provide you with whatever you like for your proposed Heart Centre. We also need such Centre, because we have the highest population in the country.

“I learned that some of you are from Saudi Arabia, some from Syria, some from Jordan, some from Sudan and from other places. Saudi Arabia, for Kano people, is like Jeddah and Riyadh. In fact in your coming to Kano, you will not find any challenges that could be unbearable.

He said that “Some ailments are covered in Kano, like the problem of Cancer, dental problem, eye problem, ear and nose problems, we found out that these ailments are so common in our society.

“So we decided to establish a Cancer Centre which will be the biggest in the country. We have received 90 percent of the equipments. And before we started it we undertook a study to know which Cancer is found in our environment.”

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