Airforce Medical Team has successfully carried out a laparoscopic surgery on a 54-year-old patient who had gall bladder stones.
According to the Airforce, the surgical team was led by Sqn Ldr Ismail Tsauni of 063 @NigAirForce Hospital, Abuja.
This is the first laparoscopic surgery in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
In a tweet, the Airforce said the feat would no doubt reduce overseas medical evacuations and tourism, thereby saving the country millions of foreign exchange.
“This is coming barely a week after the recently launched telemedicine portal by the Airforce,” the service said.