Prof. Adefolarin Malomo wey be Consultant Neurosurgeon, say na only 50 neurosurgeons dey Naija, him say e no do at all.
Malomo, wey dey work for the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, yarn this thing when him follow News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) talk on Thursday in Ibadan.
Neurosurgeon na medical specialist wey dey treat diseases and conditions wey dey affect nervous system, including the brain, spine, spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves. Him say the number of neurosurgeons don bokku sha, no be like when him first start, neurosurgical service for Naija still no do.
“Neurosurgery for Naija been start with Prof. Latunde Odekun for 1962 after him train for U.S as neurosurgeon; the man sev na the first black neurosurgeon anywhere for the world. “As of 1992, na just six neurosurgeons dey Anglophone-West Africa, but today we get about 50 neurosurgeons for Naija alone. “This one still small when some cities for North America get over 30 neurosurgeons.
Him say, “Our small number of neurosurgeons sev no dey evenly distributed; we no get anyone for North-Eastern part of the country,”. According to the neurosurgeon, neurosurgery na field of medicine wey dey necessary, especially for country wey road traffic accidents dey common. He say we need more neurosurgeons to reduce the number of unnecessary deaths and complications caused by unattended neurosurgical cases.