Yobe state set to pay bill of baby-girl born with heart outside her chest

Abdullah Bego, Special Adviser to Yobe State Governor on Media, revealed yesterday that Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam decided to foot the N2.5 million bill urgently needed to undertake surgical operation on baby Aisha Mustapha. Sharing an update on the situation, Abdullah said,

"The Personal Physician to H.E Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam, Dr. Baba Gana Tijjani has delivered the sum of N2.5 million provided by the governor to fund the surgery scheduled to be conducted on baby Aisha Mustapha, born nine days ago at Goni Gori village with her heart outside her chest wall." "The money was delivered to the team of physicians working to help little Aisha recover from her ailment led by Dr. Bashir Tahir, chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH)." "Latest information also show that baby Aisha will be taken to the University of Enugu Teaching Hospital's Cardio-Thoracic Centre today where the surgical operation will be conducted."


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