Gov Zulum directs free dialysis on kidney diseases

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Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum ‎yesterday directed his Commissioner of Health to put in place measures that will make dialysis procedure for kidney patients free.

Governor Zulum gave the directive during a visit to a kidney dialysis center at the state’s Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, explaining that kidney dialysis will be made free to reduce pains faced by low-income patients and their families who now pay N30,000 per session.
He also directed the state’s Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation to bring together relevant stakeholders in the health, education and water sectors to speedily invite competent researchers to expand existing research into the main cause(s) of kidney disease that seems to be on the rise in the state.

“Government will fully fund the research in the hope that findings and recommendations will guide in addressing the causes of rising kidney diseases rather than limiting focus on dialysis and other forms of treatment,” he said.

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