A patient seeking treatment for kidney condition at the new dialysis centre in Port Moresby will pay K150, PNG Kidney Foundation (PNGFK) chairman Sir Martin Poh says.
Responding to a query by The National last night if patients were not able to afford the K150 fee, Sir Martin said the foundation would subsidise it through sponsorship.
The K2.6 million centre will provide valuable service to kidney patients, especially those with kidney failures who will receive affordable haemodialysis treatment in the country.
Sir Martin said they aimed to improve the quality of haemodialysis services to all patients in need of the life-saving treatment.
THE Papua New Guinea Kidney Foundation has helped about 40 patients with kidney failure since it started in 2014.
PNGFK general manager Khalik Untong had earlier said the common causes for kidney failure in PNG were high blood pressure and diabetes.
Physician in-charge of haemodialysis, Dr Steven Bogosia had said the centre aimed to decrease the cost of the haemodialysis patient care service provided at the Port Moresby General Hospital. The National