New kidney centre

Fiji Times Thursday 19 October 2017  THE new National Kidney Research and Treatment Centre is expected to provide a number of treatment to people suffering from kidney diseases in the country.

Centre director Doctor Amrish Krishnan said the new centre would offer services like peritoneal dialysis, haemodialysis, chronic disease clinics, kidney transplant evaluation and follow-ups together with a kidney health awareness unit.

“We will also be setting up a strong emphasis on research at the centre.

“The centre is a government initiative and we made a submission in the budget and received $1 million to help start the centre,” he said.

Dr Krishnan said the cost for haemodialysis was $250 per session at present, but the centre would provide this treatment for $150.

He said people could expect an estimated 40 per cent cost reduction in dialysis treatment from next year.  Read more…