Over 100 donors raise K 19 million for kidney patients at Pyinmana Sangha Hospital in March

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Kidney patients receiving treatment at Pyinmana Sangha Hospital. Photo-Than Min Htut

More than 100 well-wishers donated more than K 19 million to the Pyinmana Sangha Hospital’s renal department during the month of March, Dr Than Min Htut, praised as the lantern of Pindaya , posted on his Facebook page.

With the donation of K 19,818,000 from 109 donors, the renal department of Pyinmana Sangha Hospital conducted 577 dialysis treatments for 92 patients, including helping the poorest to receive free dialysis treatment depending on the availability of funds, the doctor said.

A kidney patient has to undergo dialysis eight times in a month, twice a week, at a cost of K 110,000 per session, which comes to K 440,000 per month.

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“A kidney patient has to undergo dialysis twice a week. So, eight times a month. The dialysis equipment and supplies alone cost K 55,000 each time. A patient costs K 440,000 every month. This amount is a very huge burden for lay people, people who live from hand to mouth, teachers, office clerks, hawkers, and Oway taxi drivers. It’s a big fire that burns them. I would like to thank all the donors who are helping to ease their burden. During the month of March, 109 donors contributed K 19,818,000,” he said.

Patients who need dialysis are those who have kidney failure, which means they cannot urinate and if they go for two or three days without urinating, their whole body swells up and they have difficulty in breathing.

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