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Dialysis: Korle-Bu Renal unit to be re-opened today

Barring any unforeseen challenges, the renal unit at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is set to resume services for patients today, November 6.

Reports indicate that this decision was reached during a meeting held on Friday, November 3, where there was unanimous agreement to reopen the facility to outpatients.

This will mark the end of months of closure.

Since May 22, 2023, the unit had been inaccessible to outpatients, compelling them to seek dialysis services elsewhere, mainly in private healthcare facilities.

A partial reopening took place on September 27, coupled with an announcement of an increase in the cost of dialysis treatment per session from GH¢380 to GHS¢765.42.

However, following public outcry, this price hike was rolled back, and the unit remained closed to outpatients.

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, had instructed the management of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to promptly reopen the unit.

Meanwhile, the Health Minister is scheduled to appear before Parliament this week.

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