BY UBAN DANA
SARATOK: A total of 24 additional hemodialysis machines will be made available in government hospitals throughout the state in the next three years.
Welfare, Community Welfare, Women, Family and Child Development (KWKPK) Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said this year, six of the total units had been given to hemodialysis centres in selected hospitals.
“Another 12 units will be distributed next year while the remaining six units will be given the year after depending on the needs based on the report given by the hospitals in the state,” she said.
According to her, the 24 machines will be provided by the State government through her ministry within three years from now.
“However, that number is only an estimate and can vary depending on the report received by the ministry from the hospitals,” she added.
She said this at the Hemodialysis Machine Presentation Ceremony at the meeting room of Saratok Hospital on Monday (Nov 15).
Meanwhile, the director of Saratok Hospital Dr Wan Muhammad Faizuddin Wan Mohd Fauzi described the addition of the machine at the Hemodialysis Centre at Saratok Hospital would give new light and boost to the kidney patients there.
According to him, there are 58 stage five kidney patients in the district and out of that number, 14 patients are still on the waiting list.
“Currently, the Saratok Hospital Hemodialysis Centre is equipped with 11 hemodialysis machines.
“With the addition of another machine like the one we received, it gives a ray of light for kidney patients to get and undergo more efficient and perfect treatment,” he said.