Kidney patients hit hard

Nepalgunj, October 4

Breakdown of two dialysis machines has adversely hit kidney patients at Bheri Zonal Hospital in Nepalgunj of Banke.

Of the four machines, two have gone dysfunctional. Kidney patients from Far-western Province and Karnali Province visit the hospital for treatment. Dialysis Unit Chief Paras Shrestha said one machine broke down one year ago while another one went dysfunctional four months ago. Two machines bought by the hospital have been being used for the dialysis of kidney patients. “The hospital is able to carry out dialysis of just four persons a day with two dialysis machines. If we add two more machines, we can conduct dialysis of 24 persons in a month,” said Shrestha.