Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) has commissioned a new Haematological Disease Ward with, hinting that it would begin bone marrow transplant.
AKTH will be the second Nigerian Teaching Hospital to perform the transplant in the country.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Abba Sheshe, disclosed this on Monday at the official commissioning of the ward, donated by one Engineer Umar lbrahim.
The CMD explained that only Lagos State University Teaching Hospital had successfully performed bone marrow transplant in Nigeria.
He, however, stressed that with the establishment, furnishing and equipping of the new Ward, the hospital could successfully admit bone marrow transplant patients.
He commended the donor lbrahim, and prayed to God to reward him abundantly.
Speaking on behalf of the donor, Professor Mahmoud Daneji said the gesture was to immortalise his mother, as roles of mothers could not be over emphasised.
He appealed to beneficiaries of the services rendered in the ward, to pray for his deceased mother, the donor and all members of her family.