Aare Afe Babalola, founder of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday lauded the institution’s multi-system hospital for its extraordinary exploits since inception.
Speaking on the successful kidney transplant carried out by the university, the legal luminary said “This is a milestone for ABUAD, but I am not surprised because we have quality equipment and well-trained and experienced personnel.
“There is therefore no need for anyone to go abroad for any treatment whatsoever. Anything and everything can be done here.
“I am happy that my dream of having a functional university has been realised before my very eyes.”
Consultant Nephrologist and Coordinator of Transplant Programme in ABUAD Multi-System Hospital, Dr Stephen Oguntola, called on members of the public to make use of the facilities and equipment available in ABUAD Multi-System Hospital.
Babalola and Oguntola spoke in a statement by ABUAD Director of Corporate Affairs, Tunde Olofintila, titled ‘ABUAD MSH successfully performs first kidney transplant’.
Oguntola said, “The transplant was done simultaneously on Wednesday, October 13, using a dedicated twin-transplant theatre right here in this hospital, thus making it the first successful kidney transplant in Ekiti/Ondo axis of the country.
“The kidney function started improving right inside the theatre with the new kidney producing 2.3 litres of urine before the end of surgery which lasted for five hours, 15 minutes.”