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Kano9: Victim suffers sexual abuse

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Nasiru Yusuf

One of the nine Kano children rescued from Onitsha has repeatedly been raped by her abductor according to the Kano Sexual Assault Referral Center

The Center Manager, Nasiru Garko disclosed this to KANO FOCUS after diagnosing the 10 year old girl against sexually transmitted diseases.

He said the victim revealed that she had sexual intercourse several times with her abductor.

Mr Garko, a medical doctor said their diagnosis confirmed the victim’s claim.

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The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) was established at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital to diagnose victims of sexual abuse.

The victim’s uncle who pleaded anonymity told KANO FOCUS that the family’s priority is to seek legal remedy on the abduction.

He said they would decide on the sexual assault after the court verdict on the abduction

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Ganduje approves recruitment of 500 doctors, pharmacists, other health professionals

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Nasiru Yusuf

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has approved the recruitment of over 500 medical doctors, pharmacists, medical laboratory scientists, laboratory technicians and other allied health professionals.

Kano Focus reports that the state commissioner for health, Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, announced this on Tuesday at the presentation of certificates to 103 medical doctors who were sponsored by the state government to undergone medicine training in Sudanese universities.

The medical doctors graduated from Al-Ahfad University for Women, El-Razi University, Omdurman Islamic University and Sudan International University.

Mr Tsanyawa added that, “In his effort to see to continued progress of the health sector, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has directed us to go round to all the 484 Wards in the state and asses the state of being of their health facilities.”

The commissioner said that, governor Ganduje also gave another approval for the employment of 1,500 other sets of health care workers, who would be posted to 484 health care facilities.

In his remarks, Mr Ganduje said that the occasion was another graduation ceremony, as he was presenting certificates to the graduates.

“Our population feels safe, especially for the fact that most of you who graduated from Sudan Universities are female. These means a lot, as far as our culture and religion are concerned. Women will feel more comfortable to be treated in hospital by their female folks.”

“We are not done with you till when we give you your appointment letters,” Mr Ganduje said.

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Aminu Kano hospital conducts first obesity operation

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Nasiru Yusuf

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano has conducted the first laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy popularly known as Obesity Operation to a 60 old man with a weight of 156 Kilogram.

Kano Focus reports that this was contained in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the hospital Hauwa Abdullahi on Tuesday.

The statement quoted the Consultant surgeon in the department of Surgery Usman Bello saying that a sixty year old patient presented to the specialty clinic of the hospital with multiple health problems such as hypertension, diabetes and background treated ischemic heart disease.

Mr Bello said upon evaluation a team of doctors from the four different specialties resolved that the patient need to undergo the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy to get rid of his medical condition.

According to him the patient lost 35 kilogram of his weight at the end of the surgery and 65 Kilogram at the point of discharge from the hospital.

He added that the patient weight will gradually stabilize without taking any sliming tablet.

The Hospital according to Mr Bello is the only tertiary hospital in Nigeria to have started this operation.

He called on people especially those with obesity to come over for the surgery, in order to live a healthy life.

Similarly, a team of doctors and health professionals from Medicine , Dietitics and Surgery departments will also conduct a virtual lecture to create awareness on the consequences of Obesity  as part of their contribution to the World Obesity Day on Thursday March 4th.

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Angry mob burns suspected motorcycle thief to death at Warawa

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Nasiru Yusuf

A suspected motorcycle thief has been burnt to death at Garin Da’u town of Warawa local government area, Kano state.

Kano Focus reports that the state commandant of Security Vigilante group Muhammad Kabir Alhaji told journalists on Tuesday that the suspect was killed on Monday after the mob saw him stole a motorcycle at Zenith bank Wudil branch.

He said as the suspect tried to escape with the motorcycle, people started shouting, run and caught up with him at Garin Da’u town.

Mr Alhaji said before the security arrived the scene, the mob used tires and petrol and burnt him alive.

According to him, all efforts to rescue the suspect proved abortive as he died before the arrival of the security vigilante.

He said the security vigilante have gathered the remains of the suspect and handed it over to Warawa division of Nigeria Police Force.

However, the police spokesperson in Kano Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa told Kano Focus that he has not been briefed on the incident and promised to call back when he get details from Warawa division.

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