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Co-joined Twins Separated At Buea Community Reference Hospital 

By Isidore Abah

A set of conjoined twins have been separated at the International Community Reference Hospital Buea, Southwest Region.

Dr. Martin Mokake carried out the operation on Siamese twins with a single head and two bodies, necessitating the detaching of one to enable the other to live.

According to Dr. Mokake, the surgery was a tough one, but with the quality of the equipment at the hospital and God’s guidance, the surgery was successful.

The mother of the twins, who did not want to be named, expressed joy for the efforts of the doctor to save her twin s.

A week after the surgery, the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Pius Essa Tabi, said he was grateful that his vision of providing quality health care services at affordable rates to his fellow countrymen has started yielding fruits.

A former Indomitable Lions footballer, Tabi said his motive for venturing into the health domain was not motivated by profit, but by the zeal to provide quality health care services at affordable prices and most especially to save lives.

“Our motive here is to save lives first, before finance can come later, that is why we are charging prices that are even lower than elsewhere. This is another way for me to give back to my community,” the ex-Lion told pressmen.

He, however, called on the population to make use of the facilities at the hospital; because according to him, it is only through this that many lives will be touched. 

He equally exhorted the population of the Southwest and beyond to go for regular checkups, even if they are not ill, for as he puts it, it is only by so doing that they can better understand their health situations.

“We have sophisticated machines here to check the heart, lungs and other tests that before now were only done in Yaounde and Douala. Today, there is no reason for people to travel to Yaounde or Douala because the same machines have now been brought to Buea,” said Tabi.

In order to curb child theft during delivery, Tabi said, security cameras have been installed directly to the delivery room.

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