Nurse funds treatment of kidney patients

nurse pixDisplaying a bundle of benevolence, Ms Adelaide Baffoe, a nurse of the Peace and Love Hospital (PLH) in Kumasi, has donated GH¢ 570 meant for the celebration of her 30th birthday, to support the haemodialysis treatment of three patients suffering from chronic kidney disease at the hospital.

Haemodialysis, commonly referred to as dialysis, is used to treat chronic kidney disease, with the patients required to undergo treatment three times a week.

Each treatment costs about GH¢ 190.

Adelaide, who turned 30 years last March 6, received some money as part of her birthday gifts from relatives and friends and instead of the usual practice of organising a birthday party, used the money to pay for at least, a day’s dialysis treatment for three patients.

“I knew we have needy patients at the hospital and one treatment can really take them somewhere. I, therefore, don’t see why I should enjoy with my relatives and friends when some of my patients are in great need of help,” she said while presenting the money to Dr. (Mrs) Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Chief Executive Officer of the hospital.

On March 8, Adelaide routinely advised her patients to report for treatment the following day, but three of them replied that they would not be able to come, because they did not have money.

“I was instantly touched by their predicament so I asked them to come and not worry about the money, I had already planned to foot the bill for the day,” she said.

Aside the donation, Adelaide said “I still have some money left so I plan to buy some Fresimol plaster for the Dialysis Unit, because it is much more effective for cannula dressings and no patient is allergic to it”.

Dr. Wiafe Addai was full of praise for Adelaide for her generous gesture remarking that “selfless acts such as these are pivotal to supporting patients who for various reasons are not able to afford the medical treatment they required.”

She advised individuals and organisations wishing to support needy patients on dialysis treatment to contact PLH on +233244145064 or call at the hospital.

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