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Kwara gets two more dialysis machines

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By Oluseyi Dasilva, Ilorin

Kwara State Hospital Management Board has announced that it has procured two brand new 2021 model dialysis machines for the General Hospital, Ilorin.

This is part of the state government promises to make the hospital more effective and enabling to offer more efficient services in attending to patients with special needs. 

According to a release by the Director General of Hospital Board Management Mr. Saad Aluko and made available to our correspondent by Hajia Halima Zulu Gambari, Press Secretary, Hospital Management Board, the purchase will also end referrals of some categories of patents to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, according to a statement

“His Excellency, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, saw the need to meet the state’s dialysis services through the procurement of additional two brand new 2021 model dialysis machines. The State’s dialysis services were formerly running on two machines, leading to longer waiting time or referral to other centers, such as the UITH that is equally operating on 2 or 3 dialysis machines,” he said.

 “When the need to carry out dialysis on infected patients arises, we usually referred such patients to other centres because of lack of capacity of having a dedicated machine for that. With these additional two machines, we can now carry out dialysis on both infected and non-infected patients.

 “Equally, with these additional capacities, the centre can now be running 24-hour services, allowing for a 24-hour cover to meet the high-patient demand for our services. This is indeed, yet another dream come true for the State through the administration of His Excellency, Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman.”

 This comes a few weeks after the administration completed the largest ICU facility in the north central, equipped with modern equipments to manage patients in dire need of life support gadgets before or after surgeries.  

 The Governor has also renovated a couple of health facilities across the state, with some others like Lafiagi undergoing renovation, while others like Oro General Hospital are to be awarded soon.

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