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World Heart Day: Kanu Nwankwo calls for increased investment for the medical industry

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Kanu Nwankwo, Nigerian well-known football player, has encouraged the government to focus resources on the health industry.

Mr. Nwankwo lamented that there are too many people dying every day in Nigeria owing to a lack of sufficient healthcare facilities in an interview to honor the 2022 World Heart Day, which is observed on September 28.

He revealed that his goal was to treat poor youngsters with heart conditions by constructing a cutting-edge cardiac specialist hospital in Nigeria.

According to the football icon, if successful, the center would close a huge gap in the healthcare system for the treatment of heart-related illnesses and would cut down on medical travel to nations like India, the United States, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

“We need support from governments, corporate bodies, well-meaning Nigerians to achieve it,” Kanu added.

He claimed that between 2000 and 2022, his NGO paid for more than 600 heart operations, with 80% of them taking place in India.

Over 200 kids, according to the football star, were waiting for treatment.

Mr. Nwankwo urged Nigerians to have routine checkups to detect heart-related problems early on and receive prompt medical care.

In order to treat undiscovered heart illnesses and provide procedures for impoverished African children and young people, the former Super Eagles captain underwent heart surgery in 1996 to repair a defective aortic valve.

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