Head, Dialysis and Transplant Unit, SNH, Dr. Ebun Bamgboye, said that the burden of chronic kidney disease was on the increase in Nigeria.
According to him, about 17,000 new people are required in dialysis annually in Nigeria with the total number of people currently on dialysis unit being less than 2,000 Ebun said; stressing the need to access healthcare service delivery by citizens.
He called on government and nongovernmental sector to be involved in all it makes to create the change required the accessibility of the heath care services.
Also, the former Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, said that the National health Act of 2014 was not the sole solution to the numerous challenges faced by the Nigerian health sector.
He noted that some of the positive inclusions of the NHA included the regulation of tertiary health institutions and organ and kidney transplantation.
Similarly, the Director of Haematology and Oncology, SNH, Dr Obinna Nwaneri, speaking on `New Cancer Therapies and Toxicities’ said that early screening made for early detection of most cancers.
According to him, early screening has goals which include early discovery of cancers, usually treatable with less morbidity, eminent curability if found early, reduced financial and emotional discomforts.


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