The government of Kogi State has procured the first hospital-located hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber (HBOT) in Nigeria.
With this development, Nigeria is the fifth country in Africa with such advanced medical equipment.
According to a statement signed Friday by Kogi State Health Commissioner Dr. Saka Haruna Audu, this is great news for Nigerian patients who have previously had to travel abroad for such treatments.
Audu said, “Whoever has followed the trend of success in the health sector of Kogi State must now have seen the deliberate move to make the state a preferred destination for health tourism.
“This is only possible thanks to the determination of His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Bello to renew the state’s health sector and change the old narrative of a dying sector overseeing substandard services.
The HBOT chamber is a very useful device that can aid in healing people with internal and external life threatening injuries, as well as health complications such as air or gas embolism, brain and sinus infections, necrotizing soft tissue infections, arterial insufficiency or low blood flow to the arteries, radiation damage , especially as a result of cancer treatment,
Anemia, osteomyelitis, gas burn, carbon monoxide poisoning, burns, skin grafts, etc.
“HBOT is becoming increasingly popular and is mostly used as an adjuvant therapy for the conventional treatment / treatment of some life-threatening diseases in order to minimize healing times,” the statement said.
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