Subsidies Treatment For Kidney Diseases, Sultan To FG

Subsidies Treatment For Kidney Diseases, Sultan To FG

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has appealed to governments to subsidies the cost of kidney disease treatment as cases rise to 20 million.

He also tasked the Nigerian Association of Nephrology to find a solution to the rising cases of the disease.

Speaking while receiving the president of the association, Professor Adanze Asinobi, who led other members of the association to the palace Thursday, the monarch said the majority of the people suffering from the disease were from poor families.

Earlier, Asinobi stated that there were 20 million Nigerians suffering from kidney diseases.

She noted that Nigeria had adequate medical professionals to handle the cases only for a low level of awareness among Nigerians due to inadequate healthcare facilities in most rural communities and some urban centers.  

Source: Daily Trust