First In Africa! Nigeria National Hospital live-tweets heart surgery [Absolutely Amazing]

A hospital in Nigeria has live-tweeted an operation to repair a hole in the heart of an eight-year-old girl.

The National Hospital in the capital, Abuja, is the first in the country to live-tweetan operation, reports the BBC’s Nasidi Adamu Yahya from the city.

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It was done to show Nigeria’s expertise to the world, hospital spokesman Dr Tayo Haastrup told the BBC.

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Hospitals in some other countries, including Canada, have live-tweeted heart operations before.

Dr Haastrup said there were no ethical concerns as the patient had not been identified.

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