PANTAI KLANG OPENS NEW HAEMODIALYSIS CENTRE
JULY 5, 2019 @ 10.46PM
Chronic kidney disease patients in Klang are now able to receive treatment closer to home with the opening of the new haemodialysis centre at Pantai Hospital Klang. Dialysis patients will also receive additional services at the hospital that include management of anaemia as well as fluid and nutrition monitoring. The opening of the new centre will complement the current renal services offered in the hospital such as acute dialysis services.
The centre houses six dialysis bays and run six days a week from Monday to Saturday at 7am to 5pm. The centre is led by consultant Nephrologist Dr Wong Mun Hoe, who will be working alongside a dedicated team of nurses and a dietitian.
Renal replacement therapy is an increasingly pressing need in the country. According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia, the number of individuals requiring dialysis currently exceed 40,000 with 7,000 new patients every year.
Also known as end-stage renal disease, chronic kidney failure is a fatal condition unless a kidney transplant is available or a patient undergoes dialysis, in which a machine filters toxins and fluids from the blood outside the body. In-centre dialysis patients attend three weekly sessions of four hours each.
Charles Anthony Santiago, Member of Parliament Klang, who was present to officiate the launch said the prevalence of chronic kidney disease is on the rise, and its complications pose a heavy burden on the medical sector to meet patient needs.
“We therefore welcome Pantai Hospital Klang’s launch of the haemodialysis centre in contributing to improve health outcomes and wellbeing of the community in Klang,” he continued."
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