MUSCAT — Renal failure is a serious health problem and it is one of the key challenges facing the healthcare system in the Sultanate.
Statistics show that around 3,340 renal failure patients have reached the end-stage kidney failure from 1983 till 2010. Out of this 1,620 have survived with 898 patients undergoing dialysis on regular basis while 780 others have had kidney transplantation. On an average, 100-110 out of one million Omanis are infected with this disease yearly.
The Health Ministry has set up dialysis centres across the Sultanate providing both peritoneal dialysis and blood dialysis. These units have been furnished with well-qualified medical staff and technicians to ensure quality medical services to the patients.
According to the ministry’s policy, the patients start medical treatment at general hospitals.