The Ghana Kidney Association has cautioned the public against the abuse of painkillers and herbs which are recipes for kidney infection in the country.
The Association also encouraged Ghanaians to cultivate the habit of healthy living in order to protect their kidneys.
The association in a statement, entreats the general public to live healthy to protect their kidneys by adhering to the treatment of risk factors like Hypertension, Diabetes mellitus and avoiding the abuse of pain killers and herbs”,
According to the leadership of the group, they taking steps to engage stakeholders in the health sector to make dialysis accessible and affordable to Ghanaians.
“The Ghana Kidney Association is taking steps to engage the stakeholders to make dialysis accessible and affordable to the general population. The outcome of such engagement would be made known to the public”, the association said in the statement.
The move according to the association is to address the current issues concerning dialysis in the country which has become very topical in the media.
The Ghana Kidney Association is the professional body responsible for the promotion of kidney health through education on the prevention and treatment of kidney disorders in Ghana.
The increment was however met with outcry from the public, who were concerned about the affordability of the treatment.
Dialysis is a life-saving treatment for people with kidney failure. It removes waste products and excess fluid from the blood when the kidneys are unable to do so.