150 people benefit from free surgeries in Abuja
As part of its cooperative social responsibilities, the International College of Surgeons (ICS) has performed more than 150 surgeries in three hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
ICS Area Coordinator, FCT Branch, Prof. Titus Ibekwe said this during the ICS Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference, on the theme: “Global Pandemic of COVID-19: effects on the safety of surgical services, training and research”. in Abuja.
He said the surgeries which included Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, Endoscopy/Laser, Ear, Nose and Throat, Eyes among others were performed at the general hospitals in Maitama. , Asokoro and Nyanya.
Describing ICS as a humanitarian organization, Ibekwe said members of the college freely give their talents to help humanity, especially the less privileged in society, adding that the exercise is about bringing health to the doorsteps of the masses. poor who could not afford health care. services due to economic difficulties.
„We started this program with medical awareness and we are able to successfully perform more than 150 surgeries. We adopted a model where beneficiaries were pulled from the hinterland for security reasons and brought downtown.
“Exercise is a way to support the government, especially the less privileged population who cannot afford any of these services because a good number of these surgeries are only available to the wealthy outside the country,” did he declare.
The President pledged the college’s continued commitment to uplift the country’s health sector through reducing the burden of disease.
On the theme of the conference, the President of the ICS,
Dr Maurice Ezeoke, said the Nigerian Section described the theme as appropriate given the disruption to surgical services experienced globally over the past few years.
He said the organization’s mission is to foster global surgical excellence through education, training, fellowship and humanitarian impact.
“ICS is here to give their talent and everything they have to save society, that’s why we are working with Minister FCT to help the poorest in society,” he said.