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In April of this year, 133 new hemodialysis cases were managed at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.

Hemodialysis is a treatment to filter waste and water from the blood.

Of the 133 cases, 35 patients have recovered, while 38 are being managed as outpatients. 

27 chronic cases were referred to private facilities, while three more were relocated to other regions.

30 patients died from diabetes-related causes.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services received a hemolysis machine from DebMarine Namibia, expected to improve healthcare service delivery.

Dr. Shangula says his ministry is establishing a 12-chair dialysis unit at Oshakati Hospital.

Once completed, patients who need dialysis care will no longer have to travel long distances to receive the service.

Oshakati Hospital transformed the old TB Ward into the new dialysis unit to maximise utilisation of the facilities, expand capacity, and improve accessibility to lifesaving treatment.

 

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Tonateni Haimbodi