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      Yobe teaching hospital will begin kidney transplants, according to the commissioner.

      “Kidney disease is prevalent in Yobe, particularly in the north,” said Yobe’s health commissioner.

      The Yobe University Teaching Hospital (YSUTH), Damaturu, will soon begin kidney transplants, according to Mohammed Gana, the commissioner for health and human services.

      Mr Gana told journalists that the operation would be carried out in collaboration with the Urology and Nephrology Centre at Mansoura University in Egypt.

      He stated that the partnership would involve doctors from the center visiting YSUTH to perform kidney transplants and YSUTH doctors receiving advanced nephrology training at the center in Egypt.

      “Kidney transplantation is the ultimate treatment for renal impairment, and we all know how expensive and difficult it is to obtain.” “This is why Governor Mai Mala Buni decided to provide kidney transplantation equipment to YSUTH because the hospital has the manpower to use it with proper training,” the commissioner explained. “All of these are aimed at lowering the cost of renal treatment and providing assistance to our people.”

      According to him, dialysis is free at the hospital, and new dialysis units are set to open in Gashua and Nguru soon.

      “Kidney disease is common in Yobe, particularly in the northern parts of the state.” Because this disease is also present in some parts of Jigawa, the research will be collaborative, according to the health commissioner. “We will collaborate to identify the cause and treat the disease.”

      Mr Gana went on to say that research had revealed that the disease was linked to chemical fertilizers and water supply.

      “If it’s water supply, we’ll work with the ministry of water resources to intervene,” Mr Gana said.

      The commissioner expressed hope that the research would solve the mystery of the recent increase in cases of renal disease in Yobe.


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