By Dayo Johnson
ONDO State government has established a Kidney Care Centre to cater for people with kidney diseases across the country. 15 kidney dialysis machines have been installed in the centre located at the Medical Village in Ondo town.
Speaking with Sunday Vanguard in Akure, the state Health Commissioner, Dr. Dayo Adeyanju, said a complete team of medical personnel is on ground in the Centre.
Adeyanju added that the facility will collaborate with the Kidney Center in Maryland to give first class treatment to patients at subsidized fees. The commissioner said the centre will not be free but the fees would be affordable.
According to him, because of the high cost of dialysis treatment, the state government has decided to subsidize the fee to make it “ ridiculously cheap for kidney patient to enable them live a fulfilled life”.
Speaking on the trauma center, Dr Adeyanju said that the world-class utra-modern Emergency Medical Centre built by his administration is 95 percent completed.
According to him, skeletal services have commenced with officer and paramedics already recruited.
Meanwhile, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) yesterday appealed to state governments across the country to make the screening of hepatitis free for the people.
Speaking in Akure, the Ondo State capital, the state chapter Chairman, Dr. Dokun Noel, said this became imperative because the sickness is as deadly as HIV/AIDS.
Noel spoke during this physician week held under the sub theme, “Demystifying sudden death in Nigeria, developing legislation for regular health check up”.
He said that it is high time that the health sector be given priority going by the reports of sudden death in the society.