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Kidney transplants at the moment are performed on the Muhimbili Nationwide Hospital (MNH) in Dar es Salaam and the Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) in Dodoma.
Ummy Mwalimu, the minister for Well being, Group Improvement, Gender, Aged and Kids, mentioned in presenting the ministry’s Finances estimates for the subsequent monetary 12 months, that Muhimbili performed 13 profitable kidney transplants between July and March 2020, making a complete of 56 sufferers who’ve acquired the therapy because it was launched in 2018.
The price for kidney transplant within the nation is 30m/- whereas hospitals overseas cost 120m/- per affected person, she mentioned, noting that MNH plans to conduct 5 kidney transplants per 30 days.
MNH is finalizing processes to start out providing bone marrow transplant after it acquired 6.22bn/- from the Treasury in June 2019, the minister famous.
The funds have been used to buy machines and important medical provides plus organising a laboratory unit for cell processing and chemo daycare, he mentioned.
“We anticipate bone marrow transplant companies to start this month (Might), with 11 Muhimbili surgeons having attended a one month studying session in India,” she mentioned.
The federal government has continued to supply funds for procurement of medical gear at MNH, just lately disbursing 900m/- for procurement of endoscopy machine at a price of 397.2m/-, lung perform take a look at equipment at a value of 140m/- and full blood image machine at 362.7m/-, she said.
Muhimbili has additionally launched a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) at a price of 4.9bn/-, she additional famous.
Between July 2019 and March 2020, MNH attended 428,700 sufferers the place 391,230 have been out sufferers and 36,819 have been admitted. The hospital provided free medical companies to 121,136 folks underneath varied teams at a price of 15,267,868,594/-.
Mwalimu mentioned the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) has attended 77,200 sufferers between July 2019 and March 2020 in comparison with 69,601 sufferers attended within the 2018/19 monetary 12 months.
A few of the sufferers have been from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Comoros, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi, the minister added.
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