Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State says the Kidney Care Centre (KCC) in Ondo town has performed 2,571 sessions of dialysis since March 2014.
Mimiko said this on Wednesday in Akure while declaring open a two-day meeting of the State Council on Health, with the theme “Post MDGs: Sustaining Health Gains”.
He said that the centre charges N15,000 per dialysis session which, according to him, is not only the cheapest in Nigeria but half what is charged elsewhere across the country.
The governor said that KCC had established outreach centres in parts of the state to enlighten people on how to prevent kidney diseases.
“Apart from the curative aspect, the centre also engages in preventive healthcare services by way of screening of patient’s health, education and community outreach.
“This is in line with our electoral promises to provide exceptional qualitative healthcare for the good people of Ondo state.
“We have embarked on massive and unprecedented healthcare revolutions which have earned us both national and international accolades.
“It has become a recurrent decimal that how are we going to sustain all these? I know it is part of what we will unravel at this council,” Mimiko said.
Dr Dayo Adeyanju, the state Commissioner for Health, said that the Mother and Child Hospital in Ondo had also registered and treated 45,021 patients, including 17,913 pregnant women and 25,600 children as at December 2015.
According to Adeyanju, 10,180 safe deliveries, including 2,500 caesarian sections, have been conducted so far, apart from about 8,500 children, including 3,500 newborns that have been admitted as inpatients.
“These statistics make us one of the busiest and most impactful maternal and paediatric centres in the country,” the commissioner said. (NAN)