The SIUT will be opening a dialysis unit in Larkana by mid-August, according to a press release issued by the hospital.
It will be an extended part of the SIUT Chablani Medical Centre in Sukkur. Once this unit is operational, it is expected that it will be able to carry out 100,000 dialysis sessions to 950 patients every year.
A water purification system has been installed and will be ready for use in a week. The local government’s drainage system project is also in its final stages.
Twelve dialysis machines have already reached Larkana and will be used for trial testing for two weeks. Patient monitors required for the high dependency unit are in the process of being installed while the radiology and pathology facilities are almost completed.
According to the press release, the unit will be a functional branch of SIUT Sukkur.
The SIUT is the country’s largest public sector dialysis network which caters to 61% of Sindh’s dialysis patients. Around 8,000 renal failure patients benefit from the facility each year.
Currently, the SIUT has branches in Karachi and Sukkur where it provides free of charge dialysis. It conducted over 394,000 dialysis sessions last year.