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Comoros: The center of dialysis of the El-Maarouf hospital of Moroni in annual funding fix

Photo Comorian newspaper Alwatwan
Photo Comorian newspaper Alwatwan
The Comorian Government decided to submit to a forthcoming vote of Deputies during the amending Finance Act an annual grant of 120 million Comorian francs * destined for the dialysis Center of the El-Maarouf hospital of Moroni that fails since five months to provide medicines to treated people each week and to ensure its operating expenses.
"Drugs to be taken by our patients are no longer supported by the center. Unfortunately, most of these patients do not have the means to get in Comoros, as they are expensive. Before, we used to prepare for each patient a package of drugs he used till the next review. Since five months, we are not able to ensure this", says Dr. Saïd Moumini of El-Maarouf hospital.
This exceptional allocation of 120 million Comorian francs if it is passed would relieve the operating costs of specialised structure valued at approximately 171 million Comorian francs each year.
 The dialysis Center receives an average of 30 patients on dialysis every week.
As a reminder, since June 2007 Egyptian Organisation Al-Jamia Al-Sharia had signed with the Comorian State a convention for the complete of the dialysis Center of the El-Maarouf hospital of Moroni by local authorities from July 2011, that is, a year after its commissioning.
Nevertheless since three years the Egyptian Organisation continues its assistance for the support of the dialysis Center, but is today in difficulty to ensure this vital dialysis services financial support in the wake of Egyptian news and the political crisis prevailing in the country, according to Comorian newspaper Alwatwan.
* One euro roughly equivalent to 491.6 Comorian francs

Anli Saendou

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