‘Despite high cases of cardiovascular diseases, Nigeria has only 500 cardiologists’


Nigeria currently has about 500 cardiologists to cater for the medical needs of her teeming population, estimated to be over 200 million.

This is a far cry from the number of cardiologists that should serve the population, as experts say the number is insufficient, compared to what obtains in even other Africa countries.

A cardiologist is a medical doctor who specialises in treating diseases of the cardiovascular system, mainly the heart and blood vessels.

President of the Nigerian Cardiac Society, Dr. Okechukwu Ogah, urged the Nigerian government to address…

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