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[Ibadan]– A Cerebro-Vascular Accident clinic for the treatment of stroke and stroke-related diseases has been established by the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

This was disclosed by the UCH Chief Medical Director, Prof. Temitope Alonge, who said in Ibadan that the clinic would operate in the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital.

He said that a computed tomography (CT) scan machine was being dispatched to the clinic to aid the scanning of patients and the new stroke clinic would operate with a mixed blend of 40 doctors and 60 physiotherapists.

He mentioned that patients will be charged to ensure the smooth running of the clinic, adding that stroke was a leading cause of death in UCH between 2014 and 2016, NAN reports.

In his words, “This special stroke clinic, which will serve people in Ibadan and South-West in general, will go a long way in assisting to reduce incident rate of stroke at the UCH.”

“According to the latest Mortality Report and Statistics compiled by UCH for January to December 2014, a total of 1,915 deaths were recorded.”

“Out of this number, stroke was 201, representing 10.5 per cent, while our Accident and Emergency Unit records not less than three stroke patients on admission daily.”

“At times, it can lead to death with no apparent causes, other than a vascular origin,” explaining the need to have such clinic in place to reduce mortality rate.

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