$75 kidney dialysis treatment subsidised cost effective today

Fiji's Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar chats with Robert Ram, a kidney dialysis patient, during her visit to the Labasa Hospital today. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

FROM today, kidney dialysis treatment will only cost $75.

This follows the Government’s promise to subsidise other treatment costs under the $3.5million budget allocation.

Fiji’s Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar launched the new initiative at the Labasa hospital today.

She said the Government would shoulder other relating costs of kidney dialysis treatment while patients would only pay $75 flat rate.

“This new fee of $75 begin today and the Ministry of Health will cater for other costs of kidney dialysis through subsiding from the $3.5m allocated for this,” Ms Akbar said.

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