Jos University Teaching Hospital, (JUTH), in collaboration with the University of Jos, (UNIJOS) has announced the commencement of kidney transplant centre.
This was made known by the Chief Medical Director of JUTH, Dr. Pokop Bupwatda, during an interview on Sunday, November 19, in Jos.
Bupwatda noted that the project was set to take off with a N1 billion grant given to the university by the Tertiary Trust Education Fund.
The CMD also said that work had already commenced as some equipment had already been supplied.
“The construction of the Tissue Typing Laboratory is ongoing and both institutions are providing human and material resources to start the kidney transplant centre.
“Currently, we have some personnel who have gone outside Nigeria for training, while some are training in the country,” he said.
Bupwatda added that JUTH was one of the Teaching hospitals that the Federal Government selected to site a cancer treatment centre, which he said would lessen the burden of those with cancer.
“The coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Prof. Ail Pate, has taken this seriously, we have had series of meetings concerning that.
“A team has been sent to conduct an assessment, and the Federal Government has provided the funds.
“We are trying to see how we can bring in partners and collaborators for its sustenance.
“By the time it becomes operational, many Nigerians would have relief as the Federal Government is working to have many cancer treatment centres in the country to lessen the cancer burden,” he said.