Colonial War Memorial Hospital. Photo:SUPPLIED
Calls have been made to Government to increase the number of dialysis centres around the country and supplement the current five which are located in Lautoka, Suva and Labasa.
During the National Development consultation at the Namaka Public School in Nadi , members of the public also requested for a reduction in charges at the centres.
Currently there are dialysis centres at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Lautoka Hospital, Labasa Hospital and two private centres in Suva and Nadi.
“We have only a few centres around the country which is also very expensive,” he said.
“We would like to see Government providing this critical service in all major centres around the countries in the next five to ten years.”
Mohammed Mustapha of Waqadra in Nadi said that he understood that resources were limited to Government.
“I understand it is very costly to set – up a dialysis centre but maybe government could start taking into consideration the establishment of these centres.