Fiji Time: 4:33 AM on Friday 23 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Kidney department to ease patients' lives

Dawn Gibson
Friday, March 28, 2014

THE Kidney Foundation yesterday opened Fiji's first Kidney Outpatient Department, aimed at providing further services to kidney patients around the country.

In explaining the benefits of the new department which is situated on Suva's Extension St, Dr Joji Malani said it provided a central place for assessment and evaluation of people who might have kidney disease in various stages of severity.

"The outpatient clinic will receive referrals from doctors or any patient that needs evaluation of their kidney function," he said.

"The patients will be interviewed, examined and initially undergo basic investigations to evaluate their kidney functions.

"If identified to have abnormal kidney function, then appropriate tests may be done and appropriate advice given.

"For end-stage kidney disease and patients arriving at stage four kidney disease, advice for practical options, including renal replacement therapy, may be provided."

Dr Malani said on top of that the centre would make the lives of current dialysis patients much easier.

"The centre will also make it easier for ongoing dialysis patients to be reviewed and examined on a regular basis.

"The present dialysis centre is, basically, built to provide haemodialysis to patients.

"The dialysis clinic has been in operation for the past six years and our staff have provided an excellent service throughout.

"There were some teething problems at the beginning and these have been addressed throughout," Dr Malani said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63400.6150
JPY 54.415451.4154
GBP 0.35770.3497
EUR 0.40670.3947
NZD 0.68870.6557
AUD 0.64290.6179
USD 0.50130.4843

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Wheels for ex-PMs
  2. Police brutality claims
  3. Ministers and public transport
  4. 200 vehicles from China
  5. Farmer admitted to Bar after struggle
  6. NFP: No to coup
  7. Public 'sick and tired'
  8. Family homeless after fire
  9. Nasinu family homeless after fire
  10. Students receive access to internet

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wheels for ex-PMs Thursday (22 Feb)
  2. Long wait Monday (19 Feb)
  3. Plans to open caves for public viewing Monday (19 Feb)
  4. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  5. Tears flow for eleven Wednesday (21 Feb)
  6. Masirewa scores biggest try Monday (19 Feb)
  7. Police brutality claims Thursday (22 Feb)
  8. Adi Meretui joins SODELPA camp Monday (19 Feb)
  9. Bitcoin rises above $20,175 Saturday (17 Feb)
  10. Sau's 7s aim Monday (19 Feb)