14-month-old girl needs N3.5 million for open heart surgery in Ondo


For the first few months of her life, Teniola Akinbani was full of life, now at 14 months old, she requires a test and a corrective heart surgery in two hospitals over 180 kilometres apart.

Weighing 3.2kg at birth, Teniola now needs N3.5 million to first undergo a cardiac heart catheterization test at Babcock University Hospital, Ogun State and then an open-heart surgery at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Osun State.

The test, according to her father, Obafemi, costs N650,000 and the only hospital that offers such test in Nigeria is Babcock University Hospital.

According to the result of the paediatric 2-D transthoracic echocardiogram carried out at the OAUTH and…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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