Malawi government+ has hailed the newly established Renal Unit at the Queens Central Hospital in the commercial capital Blantyre to help patients with renal problems mostly from southern region.
Minister of Health Jean Kalirani, the new Dialysis Unit aims to assist people seeking dialysis services in the southern region as they were being referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, about 400 kilometers away from the commercial capital.
Kalirani said five dialysis machines have been installed as part of President Peter Mutharika’s wider health campaign programme aimed at delivering quality health care to Malawians.
The new dialysis Unit has 5 haemodialysis machines; 1 Reverse Osmosis water purification unit; 5 x dialysis chairs; and 5 x over-bed trolleys, costing the government about K45 million, according to the ministry.
This is the second state of the art dialysis unit after another 10 bed Dialysis Unit was opened late last year at Kamuzu Central Hospital.