Patients Lament High Treatment Costs As Kidney Disease Ravages Borno, Yobe, Kano And Jigawa

There are growing concerns over rising kidney-related cases in Borno, Yobe, Jigawa, and Kano states.

Findings across the four states revealed that more people are increasingly coming down with the disease, and being hospitalized across the four states.

People suffering from the disease in the states have also lamented the high cost of treatment, particularly those with chronic kidney diseases, and kidney failure.

Even in states where the government offers free dialysis sessions, patients are still overwhelmed with the cost of medicines and others incurred during treatment.

According to the Chief Medical Director of the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital, YSUTH, Dr Baba Waru Goni, studies have shown that about five percent of the general population may have chronic kidney disease worldwide, particularly in Nigeria.

He said common causes of kidney failure are hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney infection also called chronic gloromio nephritis. 

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