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Unit on mend

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

Unit on mend

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THE ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY UNIT at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) should be up to a “good state of repair” by next week.

Not only are both reverse osmosis machines, which ensured the water was “soft” enough for use in the dialysis unit, back in working order, but QEH chief executive officer Dr Dexter James said the Chinese government was sending some additional help.

Just over a week after patients faced difficulty with treatments for three consecutive days, James told the DAILY NATION some additional trained hands would be in the unit headed by Dr Lisa Belle, by Monday. He assured both staff and patients, who had been displaced, that there was some light at the end of the tunnel.

James said the Chinese would be providing assistance through a nephrologist and adialysis-trained nurse being assigned to the unit, with a second nephrologist expected in by theend of January. (YB)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.