Thursday, 8 October 2009

Hope as Bugando hospital performs maiden open hearth surgery

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Reporter

The Weil Bugando Medical Centre (WBMC) in Mwanza successfully conducted its first open heart surgery three weeks ago and the patient has already been sent home.

Professor William Mahalu who led a team of three doctors and five nurses to conduct the five-hour operation, identified the patient as a young man of about 21 years old. He developed the condition about five years ago, he said.

However, Prof Mahalu declined further details saying he was bound by ethics to protect the confidentiality of the patient. Prof Mahalu, elder brother of Ambassador Costa Mahalu, graduated from Makerere University in 1969.


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