Asiko Power Limited in a bid to fulfil its corporate social responsibility has demonstrated its strong commitment to the promotion of good health of Nigerians through the sponsorship of free paediatric heart surgery mission carried out by a team of Indian doctors at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu State.The sponsorship was in conjuction with the Catholic Church’s Spiritual Self Awareness Initiative.
25 children benefited from the free open heart surgeries which lasted for eleven days,
Leader of the five Indian doctors, Dr. Shush Katewa who said he had performed closed to 5000 paediatric cardiac surgeries in the last ten years expressed satisfaction in his contribution to the saving of lives of many children through the free paediatric cardiac surgeries. According to him, one out of every 100 children born has a heart defect. Most of them, he said, occur in developing countries. “Most of these children die because they are not diagnosed.