Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

From TCNEWS

To further extend awareness on Clubfoot and access to its free treatment as provided by The Straight Child Foundation, with support from Miraclefeet Inc, in the state, the TSCF team on Monday, took Clubfoot sensitization campaign Ukwa East L.G.A, targeting Akwete Autonomous community and environs for its strategic position and population.

Speaking during the outreach held at Akwete Hall, the TSCF team led by the Miraclefeet country Program Coordinator, Mr. Uchenna Egbe-Eni, said the event will also create an avenue to strengthen collaboration with the LGA’s health workforce for the early detection and referral of children with clubfoot to the designated treatment centers in the state, for timely and quality treatment for the children.

Mr. Egbe-Eni, who also espoused and expounded the basic facts on clubfoot to the participants, also seized the opportunity to correct some common wrong notions about the deformity as held in most communities. 

He informed the participants that most households had no prior knowledge of clubfoot at all, till they had a child born of the deformity in the family and superstitions like lunar eclipse, punishment from God, solar eclipse, and black magic were widely prevalent as the perceived cause of the deformity.

Contributing, the TSCF Project Supervisor, Mr Bright Amadi, who further gave a description of clubfoot, its cause, types and treatment, access to clubfoot treatment within the state, also disclosed the treatment centers to the health care providers, clinic days, and contact numbers.

Responding respectively, Mrs. Ngozi Emeka, Health Authority Secretary,Ukwa East LGA, and Mrs. Ngozi Akparanta, Senior Immunization Officer expressed the commitment of the LGA health workforce towards identification and referral of children with clubfoot to treatment center.

They also assured the TSCF and Rhema University Teaching Hospital, RUTH, Aba Team of the collaboration and coorporation of the various Primary Health Centers, and Immunization Field Officers.

Also speaking respectively, Chief Ugonna Ezeigbo, the President General of Akwete Autonomous Community, and Palace Secretary, Chief Damian Ugah, who also represented the Traditional Ruler of the community, assured the team to take the information passed, back to the Traditional Ruler, and also spread it further to their community members through the various clan meetings.

Posters were given to the President General and the Senior Immunization Officer, to pasted at strategic points within the community, as well as the various health centers within the LGA.

Mrs. Akudo Ogbonna, Akwete Autonomous Community Woman Leader; the Community Youth Leader, Mr. Jonas Okechukwu; Mrs. Onuegbu Rufina, Officer In-Charge of Akwakuma Health Center, Ukwa East LGA and 52 Community Residents were in the meeting which also saw Rhema University Teaching Hospital (RUTH), Aba Team: Agu Uchechi, Ofurum Josephine, and Duruaku Johnson in attendance.

Meanwhile, the February report of Clubfoot patients attended to at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia as made available by the TSCF Clubfoot clinic assistant, Mr. Tochukwu Ekwueme read as follows:

New patients = 10

Tenotomy = 13

CAST VISIT

Bilateral = 21

Unilateral left = 10

Unilateral Right = 5

BRACE VISIT 

Bilateral = 11

Unilateral left = 6

Unilateral Right = 7.

FOR UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR TEACHING HOSPITAL FEBRUARY 2024 REPORT

NEW PATIENTS: 4
TENOTOMY: NILL

CAST VISITS

◇. BILATERAL: 21
◇. UNILATERAL LEFT: 5
◇. UNILATERAL RIGHT: 1

BRACE VISITS

◇. BILATERAL: 7
◇. UNILATERAL LEFT: 1
◇. UNILATERAL RIGHT: 1

Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH) February Report

Number of new patients – 4
Number of Tenotomy – 7

Cast visit
Bilaterial -10
Unilateral Left – 3
Unilateral Right – 5

  *Brace visit* 

Bilaterial – 1
Unilateral Right – 1
Unilateral Left – 1

UNN MEDICAL CENTRE FEBRUARY Report

Number of new patients – 5
Number of Tenotomy – 0

Cast visit
Bilaterial -6
Unilateral Left – 2
Unilateral Right – 3

  *Brace visit* 

Bilaterial – 1
Unilateral Right – 1
Unilateral Left – 0


Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital Edo state February Report

Number of new patients…. 7
Number of Tenotomy….3
Cast visit
Bilaterial….. 32
Unilateral Left…..14
Unilateral Right…. 22

  *Brace visit* 

Bilaterial…. 44
Unilateral Right…. 22
Unilateral Left….11

Enugu state teaching hospital packlane monthly report for the month of February 2024

New Patient =6
Tenotomy =4

Cast visit
Bilateral- 30
Unilateral left = 10
Unilateral right = 4

Brace visit
Bilateral 20
Unilateral left = 5
Unilateral right=8


REPORT FROM NAUTH NNEWI/OBA FOR FEBRUARY 2024

  • Number of new patients for the mouth of February= 13
  • Number of patients that had their tenotomy in February= 29
  • Number of patient’s visits on Cast in February:
  • Bilateral Visits= 70.
  • Unilateral Right Visits= 15.
  • Unilateral Left Visits= 12.
    ii). Number of patient’s visits on Brace in February:
  • Bilateral Visits= 80.
  • Unilateral Right Visits= 29.
  • Unilateral Left Visits= 19.

Also below is the detailed February report from FEDERAL TEACHING HOSPITAL LOKOJA, KOGI STATE

New patients = 7

Tenotomy = 1

CAST VISIT

Bilateral = 17

Unilateral left = 5

Unilateral Right = 5

BRACE VISIT 

Bilateral = 2

Unilateral left = 0

Unilateral Right = 0.

Uyo University Teaching Hospital, Akwa Ibom State FEBRUARY 2024 REPORT reads as follows:

Numbers Of New patient== 7

Tenotomy == 1CAST

VISIT

Bilateral === 24

Unilateral Right = 2

Unilateral Left = 9

BRACE

VISIT

Bilateral ====== 14

Unilateral Right == 2

Unilateral Left ===7

FEBRUARY 2024 REPORT FEDERAL UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL OWERRI

New patients = 4

Tenotomy = 4

CAST VISIT
Bilateral = 15
Unilateral left = 7
Unilateral Right = 4

BRACE VISIT
Bilateral = 18
Unilateral left = 11
Unilateral Right = 3

AE-FUTHA 2 FEBRUARY 2024 REPORT

NEW PATIENTS: 2

TENOTOMY: 9

CAST VISITS

◇. BILATERAL: 15
◇. UNILATERAL LEFT: 0
◇. UNILATERAL RIGHT: 9

BRACE VISITS

◇. BILATERAL: 33
◇. UNILATERAL LEFT: 5
◇. UNILATERAL RIGHT: 6

UBTH CLUB FOOT CLINIC FEBRUARY REPORT

Number of new patients = 5

Number of tenotomy = 1

Cast visits
Bilateral = 26
Unilateral left = 7
Unilateral right = 5

Brace visits
Bilateral = 18
Unilateral left= 9
Unilateral right = 7

By NWAMARA

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