A renowned nephrologist with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr. Perditer Okyere has bemoaned the high cost of treatment for kidney patients at the facility calling for the government’s intervention as well as support from individuals and philanthropists.
According to Dr. Perditer Okyere, the cost of dialysis and transplant for patients with kidney diseases receiving treatment at the facility is unbearable therefore her appeal to the government to provide additional financial support for patients to reduce more deaths
She explained that dialysis in Korle-Bu prices about GH¢260 and between GH¢200 to GH¢190 at Komfo Anokye per a session, including that sufferers want three periods per week, together with different treatment
“The individuals getting the illness are very younger between 20 and 40 years and they’re the individuals working for the nation so will probably be in authorities’ personal curiosity to help them with the price of remedy”, Dr. Perditer Okyere noted in an interview.
“So roughly you want about GH¢1000 every week which I have no idea how many people can afford so … we as wellbeing staff we need to be the bridge between our sufferers and authorities so authorities will know that sufferers with this type of illness usually are not capable to afford remedy and for the government to return in and help them,” she bemoaned
According to the nephrologist, the Korle-Bu Hospital in Accra alone sees about 400 kidney sufferers in a month whereas the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has about 50 sufferers per 30 days on dialysis.
Dr. Perditer Okyere also revealed out of the ten regions, only five has dialysis treatment centres which is not enough for the quantity of people that want dialysis remedy.
“We’d like authorities to additionally set out dialysis amenities in all regional hospitals to look after sufferers,” she pointed out.
Donations and support can be sent to this contact:
Dr. Perditer Okyere
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital
Mob: 0233 20 929 4943
Source: Kwabena Danso-Dapaah