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Yobe Governor sad as baby Aisha born with heart outside chest dies


Yobe state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has expressed sadness over the passing away of Baby Aisha Mustapha, few hours before she could undergo corrective surgery.

Aisha was born in Goni Kori village of Gaidam local government area of the state with her heart outside her chest ten days ago.

She died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) where she was due to be referred to the University of Enugu Teaching Hospital’s Cardio-Thoracic Center for a surgery.

Gaidamhad earlier contributed N2.5 million needed for the surgery but Aisha died shortly before she was taken to Enugu.

A statement from Alhaji Abdullahi Bega, spokesman to the governor said,

“The Governor’s thoughts and sympathies are with Baby Aisha’s parents at this time of loss to them. The governor prays Almighty Allah (SWT) to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss. He also implored the Almighty Allah (SWT) to grant them other offspring from His Grace.

The Governor also thanked the team of medical specialists at the UMTH led by Dr. Bashir Tahir, who worked so hard to help late Aisha recover from her ailment.

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