Consumer Council welcomes new Kidney Dialysis Centre in Lautoka


lautoka2The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the setting up of the new Kidney Dialysis Centre in Lautoka by the Island Kidney Assistance Foundation Fiji.

The Council states that the soon to open dialysis facility comes as a relief to the majority of the kidney dialysis patients who live in Viti Levu.

This means that getting the treatment at a lower rate, in comparison to the other two facilities – Kidney Foundation of Fiji and Zen’s Medical Centre offering the same services is now really well within their reach.

Presently, kidney dialysis patients in Viti Levu have to fork out 250 dollars per treatment whereas the Foundation will be charging 150 dollars per treatment making it the cheapest dialysis Centre in Viti Levu.

It is to be noted that the Northern Dialysis Centre is also charging 150 dollars per treatment in Vanua Levu.

The Council hopes that the entrance of a competitor in the market will somehow encourage the other centres to reduce the cost of dialysis treatment offered to the patients.

Over the years, the Council has received complaints and concerns from kidney patients in regard to the high cost of dialysis treatment provided to them.

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