The Volta Regional Hospital is now equipped to attend to all kinds of kidney related ailments.
This comes after a dialysis machine with a water treatment plant for the removal of excess water and waste products from damaged or dysfunctional kidneys was recently purchased.
The absence of the water treatment machine meant that the hospital could not operate the equipment.
Medical Director of the hospital, Dr John Tampuori, noted that about nine patients with kidney related problems were referred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital every month.
He was confident that the installation of the dialysis machines will go a long way in meeting the high demand for the machine’s services in the region.
Co-ordinator of Asogli Queen-mothers Association, Mama Attratoh II disclosed that her outfit secured funding from GOIL Ghana Limited to procure water treatment equipment for the dialysis machine.
The group had earlier in the year lobbied D.Med Healthcare AG Limited to provide four NIPRO Surdial 55+machines to the Regional Hospital.
The machine is expected to give kidney patients in the region huge relief as it will save them the cost and risk of travelling to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital weekly for treatment.