Kidney patients undergoing treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital are urgently appealing to both governmental and non-governmental institutions for assistance in acquiring additional dialysis machines and consumables for the facility.
The outpatient department of the renal unit was forced to close down in May 2023 due to financial constraints, resulting in the tragic death of 19 patients.
Although the department has since been reopened, it continues to grapple with logistical challenges.
Baffuor Kojo Ahenkorah, the president of the association, highlighted the primary issues faced by the Korle Bu Renal Unit, citing faulty dialysis machines and a shortage of consumables as major contributors to the strain on renal facilities.
“Now, all the pressure is concentrated in the cabin, including both ward cases and outpatient department (OPD). If we had additional machines here, it could alleviate the strain. Currently, we are in the process of reaching out to various organizations, and we plan to submit requests for assistance with more machines.”