Renal Dialysis Unit in Kilinochi
There is a steady increase in patients with renal failure due to high calcium in the groundwater and the pesticides used for agriculture farms. There are thousands of patients with renal failure, who are mainly in low to middle-income families. The renal dialysis units are in Jaffna and Vavuniya. It is a huge burden & difficulty for the patients to travel to these hospitals from Kilinochi or Mullaithevu. And they must travel at least 3 times a week.
AMAF is currently funding for a new dialysis unit in Kilinochi Hospital. This will give opportunity and convenience for the local patients to get adequate treatment, rather than traveling to Jaffna or Vacuniya. The hospital staffs are very supportive of this project. The estimated cost of this project is SL Rs. 10.0 million.