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In Yobe Governor pays N2.5M for surgery of baby born with heart outside chest

Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Geidam has paid a total sum of N2.5 million needed for the surgery of a baby born with heart outside the chest.

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The baby with heart outside her chest play

The baby bornĀ  with heart outside her chest

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The baby was born in a hospital in Yobe state but was later moved to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital on Saturday, June 11, 2016 when it was discovered the heart of the baby was outside the chest.

A statement released by the Yobe state Governor through his media aid, Abdullahi Bego, Geidam agreed to rescue the little baby by providing the N2.5 million required for the surgery.

Video footage of the baby born with heart outside her rib surfaced on Facebook last Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The statement reads: "Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has foot the N2.5 million bill urgently needed to undertake surgical operation on baby Aisha Mustapha, born nine days ago at Goni Gori village with her heart outside her chest wall."

"The surgery will be done at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). The money will be delivered at UMTH today, Monday 13 June 2016."

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