Beira: HCB haemodialysis services reportedly held hostage to ward inauguration
Forty-two years after independence, patients from Sofala province and the central and north of the country who suffer from kidney-related diseases will soon be able to find treatment at Beira Central Hospital’s haemodialysis unit.
The unloading of the dialysis equipment began yesterday. A dialysis machine uses a special filter, like an artificial kidney, to clean human blood. The equipment will be installed in the new unit within days.
“These services are of vital importance to Beira, Sofala province, and the centre of the country, because it will be the first time in history that HCB has treated treat kidney dysfunction problems,” the hospital’s director general, Nelson Mucopo, told Diario do Mozambique.
The hospital had received two containers of supplies ranging from consumables to reagents and patient seats.
The assembly of the equipment and the start-up of the unit should begin within days, Mucopo said, depending on the arrival of a specialised team, probably from Maputo or South Africa.
Staff training would commence after that, and the dialysis unit would come into operation later this year, Mucopo said.Source: Diário de Moçambique
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