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Jonathan Commissions Dialysis Centre

Posted: May 27, 2015 at 10:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chesa Chesa,  Abuja


President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday commissioned the newly completed Dialysis Centre at the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Abuja, saying it would greatly assist in the treatment of kidney disease among the members of the armed forces and the public.

He lamented the scarcity of dialysis centres in the country, which has cost the lives of many who would have lived longer, and pledged that the new facility would extend its services to the rest of the Abuja community.

“You have provided this facility, a dialysis centre that will be used by the Defence intelligence community and of course the extended armed forces which we all appreciate so much.

“Within this period whenever you looked at the television screen there were always complaints about people who have kidney problems.

“The first level of intervention is dialysis before you talk about kidney transplant which is more expensive”, said Jonathan as he commended the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, for the effort.

The President said his chief personal physician had checked out the dialysis centre earlier in the day and confirmed it was already you are collaborating with the State House medical team.

He spoke further: ”Chief of Army Staff, when I am sick I should come to the military hospital. In most countries the president and his family attend the military hospital whenever they are ill.

“So they expect that the military hospital should be among the top hospitals in the country and that should be what we should aspire for.”