LASG/LASUTH Records Success on Cochlear Implants-Patients

Lagos State Government (LASG) has one again proven its commitment to quality healthcare delivery as the Cochlear implant surgery recently done on some patients has turned out a success with patients hearing and talking.

This was made evident at a press briefing after the implants were recently switched on at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

Representing the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Wale Ole, the Director Clinical Services and Training, Dr, Ayoade Adedokun proudly expressed joy and confidence while presenting the patients.

According to him "the working implants proves that cochlear procedures also can successfully be done in LASUTH and by extension in Nigeria.”

Oke praised the professionalism of the surgeons that performed the surgeries adding that they were all indigenous mostly from LASUTH while praising the state government for spending hugely to integrate patients back to the society.

"The success after switching One the implants marks a new life for the patients, thanks to Lagos State Government for bringing these ones back into our midst to achieve their full potentials" the CMD retorted.

Consultant E.N.T surgeon, Dr. Wale Olubi who took part in the surgeries affirmed that the switching on was successful and he allayed the fears of prospective sponsors saying the challenge can be successfully handled in LASUTH.

“We use this opportunity to ask well-meaning Nigerians to sponsor the less privileged who are on the waiting list but cannot afford the surgery. What we are doing here today also proves that it can be done here in Nigeria.”

The beneficiaries which consist of the young and old, male and female, where full of praises for the State Government.

55years old Alhaji Nureni Rufai could not hide his feelings as he talks about his journey towards recovery.

He said “LASG took me out of nowhere, without any affiliations to anyone in the political sphere and ended my fifteen year ordeal with deafness. I speak on behalf of all the beneficiaries that we are grateful and we know we cannot repay the government for all they have done".

Mrs. Bosede Sanya-Alabi, a 54years old staff of State Universal Basic Education Board pioneering recipient of the cochlear implant, agrees with Alhaji Rufai and added that her pain had been taken away by the state government.

“I am a proof that the LASG is working. I had used hearing aid for many years but it wasn’t working until I couldn’t hear again but succor came when Lagos State sponsored my cochlear implant and today, I can hear properly.”








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