Sh2m boost for KNH renal unit
KENYATTA National Hospital renal unit yesterday received Sh2 million from Novartis, its Spanish partner. Novartis have been at the hospital for three years, establishing a dependable human capacity at renal unit department since 2009.
Head of the Renal Unit, Dr Antony Were, called on more Kenyans to contribute towards the department to treat the 200 patients with kidney problems. The hospital yesterday announced that it had established a KNH Interflife Transplant Account that would allow all well-wishers to contribute.
There would be organised running events both in Spain and Kenya in November to raise funds for KNH's renal unit. “The unit will need close to Sh50 million per year,” Were said. He added that the amount would be sufficient to treat, perform dialysis to kidney patients and eventually carry out kidney transplants on its own by 2014. The hospital has 13 dialysis machines but needs five more.