The acting Chief Medical Director, 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, Colonel Stephen Onuchukwu recently revealed this while briefing the Senate delegation led by its President, Senator Ahmad Lawan.
According to him, some of the wounded soldiers are currently maimed for life and they all need cutting edge medical facilities to keep them alive.
Lawan added that Nigeria’s mounting security has been exposing the military personnel to different forms of injuries, therefore more medical facilities are needed to help save lives.
Colonel Stephen, “Since the war against insurgency, about 7, 403 wounded in action Military personnel have been evacuated to this hospital for very urgent medical attention.”
“While some of such wounded personnel, got treated and discharged with different forms of deformities , some are maimed for life.”
“Those in this category are the ones with spinal cord injury being assisted with Urethral Implant for them to urinate.”
“Some also have their legs and hands cut off as a result of cancerous injuries sustained at the battle fronts.”
“These are aside others, being rehabilitated from Physical, emotional and psychological injuries.”
Lawan’s words, “The country’s mounting security would expose the military personnel to different forms of injuries, thus the need for more medical facilities to cater for the needs of wounded soldiers.”
“We can’t expect so much from you and give you little. That will be unfair.”
“Our armed forces deserve the support of all Nigerians. We have to give them adequate resources to protect the country because everything needs peace and security.”
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