The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), for donating Tissue Typing and Cross Match Laboratory equipment worth N230 million to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Kano. Sanusi who inaugurated the lab, said the equipment will have an enormous impact on the healthcare of Nigerians, adding that “It is a major national embarrassment to see many Nigerians travelling to India, Egypt or Dubai for medical treatment.”
Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mele Kyari, who was represented by NNPC Group Technical General Manager, Abubakar Nuhu, said the donation was in response to a request by the AKTH management for the provision of equipment to the laboratory which was one of its kind in the region. “Following the review and recommendation of the request by our professionals as well as the issuance of a certificate of no objection by BPP, the request was approved as part of NNPC’s Corporate Social Responsibility,’’ he said.
In his response, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Abba Sheshe said the hospital had treated over 465, 498 kidney and renal failure patients, noting that the patients were from Kano and neighboring states while few of them from China and Niger Republic.