Refurbishment of Dialysis Operations Building to be Completed

The original article can be found in: Grenada Government Website

ST. GEORGE, GRENADA: The Government of Grenada is aware of the need for a functional Dialysis Centre that can offer low cost service to the Grenadian public. Work has therefore been restarted on a building to accommodate Dialysis equipment.

Government, through the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Health took the decision to finish the construction that began in September 2011. It recommenced on November 2012.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Public Utilities and Physical Development Javan Williams says work is currently ongoing with the same contractor that began the project One Call Construction Ltd.

He says on Thursday 22nd, November 2012, Engineer Nigel Noel and the contractor of One Call went on site to begin mobilization for the resumption of work on the building in order to have it completed in the shortest possible time.

Work recommenced on Monday November 26.

Mr. Williams says only the electrical and plumbing aspects of the contract are being completed. A water tank for the water operations and generator will come after.

The PS says that it would be a great advantage to the citizens of Grenada to have a Government operated Dialysis that will be subsidized and that once it is commissioned it would bring a great relief to persons who need the service.

Dialysis is a type of renal replacement therapy which is used to provide artificial replacement for lost kidney function due to renal failure. It is a life support treatment and does not treat any kidney diseases.

Dialysis may be used for very sick patients who have suddenly lost their kidney function (acute renal failure) or for quite stable patients who have permanently lost their kidney function (end stage renal failure).

The first Dialysis Centre was setup in 1945, when a 67-year-old comatose woman regained consciousness following 11 hours of hemo-dialysis with a dialyzer, and lived for another seven years before dying of an unrelated condition. She was the first ever patient successfully treated with dialysis.

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