The President has welcomed the King Salman Humanitarian and Relief Centre for their humanitarian assistance and offer of treatment to a poor Nigerian family who birthed a set of conjoined twins.
The President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, lauded the humanitarian gesture of the King Salman Foundation and Relief Centre and prayed for the success of the surgery.
Both girls, Hassana and Hussaina, are joined in the abdomen, they share a liver and did not come with anuses for the excretion of wastes.
They were born to a Kano family at a government hospital in Kaduna State.
The twins were moved to the National Hospital, Abuja, where they stayed 7-8 months without undergoing a surgery because the funding for it could not be raised.
The National Hospital had done such surgery in the past.
Khalil Ahmed Al-Adamawi, the Saudi Consul, whose attention was drawn to the humanitarian situation, successfully got the support of the King Salman Foundation.
The foundation plans to send an air ambulance any time from now for their medical evacuation to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where they are to be separated and receive liver implants.
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