Al Zahra installs new dialysis unit
Sharjah, August 1, 2007
Al Zahra Hospital, one of the leading medical facilities in the UAE, has launched a modern dialysis unit under its nephrology department.
The hospital said it is the first such unit being installed by a private hospital in Sharjah.
The facility boasts state-of-the-art treatment machines, which rely on one of the most recent advancements in dialysis treatments – hemodiafiltration.
Dr Rajesh Raj, nephrologist, Al Zahra Hospital, said: “The dramatic worldwide increase in the incidence of kidney failure is often attributed to the increasing incidence of diabetes. The UAE has the second highest incidence of diabetes per capita in the world, and we can therefore anticipate that we will also have a rising number of patients with kidney failure due to this and other causes in the UAE. As a leader in modern medical care in the Emirates, we see a need to respond to this not only with modern dialysis unit, but importantly to set up one that offers some of the latest and improved treatment options with, round-the-clock care by specially trained staff.”
The machines chosen for the unit use an advanced water purification system using reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for ultra pure water. Based on hemodiafiltration, these treatment machines are able to offer patients higher efficiency in terms of toxin removal from the body. –TradeArabia News Service
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