Borno State Government says no fewer than 200 patients benefit from Borno’s free kidney dialyses monthly.
Head of Department, Internal Medicine, at the State Specialist Hospital Garga Adama, where the dialyses take place, made this known to Newsmen in Maiduguri.
He said Governor Babagana Zulum instituted the free dialysis programme two years ago following an upsurge of kidney diseases in the state.
He expressed regret however, that inflation in the cost of materials was affecting government’s funding which used to cover 240 to 300 sessions monthly.
Garga urged Governor Zulum to increase the funding for sustenance of the programme as the number of patients was on the rise.
He advised members of the public to observe healthy lifestyles and to desist from self-medication and the consumption of hard drugs and some local concoctions that could affect the kidney.