The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) is set to start performing cosmetic surgery and kidney transplant.
The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Abdulwaheed Olatinwo, while speaking at a press conference in Ilorin on Tuesday said UITH had the capacity to match the development which will take effect from June.
Prof. Olatinwo said, “We are already working with some institutions outside the country so that people can go for training on cosmetic surgery. We have the capacity, manpower, two consultants and we believe that within a very short time, people can even come in for cosmetics training.”
According to him, “About renal care and kidney transplant, we believe in total quality care…I can assure you that we are almost at the state of carrying out the procedure. Investigations have been concluded. Before the end of June, we shall be able to have renal plant transmission.”
The Professor disclosed that because of the improved health care, many foreigners had been coming to Nigeria for medical attention, adding that the number of Nigerians travelling abroad for medical attention had reduced.