Five (5) and Seven (7) months old babies dumped at the Jimeta Cemetery in Yola have been rescued and taken to Federal Medical Centre (FMC) where they underwent surgery.
The two (2) babies who were reportedly dumped at the Jimeta Cemetery were found by good Samaritans on separate days.
Following checkups and tests by medical personnel, the babies were diagnosed with Congenital Hydrocephalus, also called water in the brain, an excessive and abnormal condition.
Congenital Hydrocephalus is a brief up of fluids in the cavities deep within the brain, the extra fluid puts pressure on the brain and can cause brain damage, it’s most common in infants and older adults.
Immediately after getting the information, Her Excellency, Maman Marayu, Hajiya Lami Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri swung into action in a move to save the dying infants, paid for a special surgery called SHUNTS.
The service of Dr. Babagana Usman, a Neurosurgeon, and Consultant from the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital was needed because the surgery is only done by a Neurosurgeon.
After undergoing successful surgery, the babies who were born with the condition (Congenital Hydrocephalus) are stable and recuperating steadily.
The babies who were later named Fintiri Senior and Junior respectively are now discharged from the hospital to be taken care of at Orphanage Home Karewa.
In the same vein, the First Lady, Maman Marayu, Haiya Lami Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, also extended her Humanitarian Gesture to four (4) cancer stricken children and other patients at the Emergency Paediatrics Unit (E.P.U), Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, by making cash donations towards their medical bills.