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Police Hospital receives 2 dialysis machines

The Police Hospital has received two dialysis machines, valued at GH¢140,000, from D.med Healthcare group, an international organisation, to improve healthcare delivery at the hospital.

Dialysis is the process of removing toxic or waste materials or substances from the kidney through the use of a dialysis machine.

The dialysis machine also performs some of the functions of the kidney. Currently, a kidney patient spends GH¢510 per week for dialysis treatment at the Police Dialysis Centre.

Presenting the machines, Mr Sven-Axel Krentorz, the President of D.med Healthcare, said the donation formed part of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility.

He said it was part of efforts to provide health care for the poor and needy in society.

Mr Krentorz said D.med Healthcare intended to donate 15 dialysis machines to hospitals across the country by the end of the year.

Appeal

The Medical Director of the Police Hospital, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Seidu Mahamadu Zakaria, who received the machines on behalf of the hospital, thanked D.med Healthcare for the donation, saying the equipment had come at the appropriate time to help the needy and the poor.

He said the equipment would supplement the existing dialysis machines in the hospital and speed up that medical process.

Background

during the celebration of this year’s World Dialysis Day in March 2015, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Alhassan,  appealed to corporate institutions to donate dialysis machines to the Police Hospital for the treatment of kidney patients.

He said the machines were very expensive, for which reason corporate institutions had to help health institutions to acquire them to save the lives of people with kidney complications.

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