Columbia Asia Hospital Klang unveils first dialysis centre
According to the Malaysian Dialysis and Transplant Registry, the number of patients who require dialysis treatments have increased rapidly over the years.
In early 2018, about 8341 patients required dialysis, but within less than a year the number skyrocketed to 44,136 patients.
Having witnessed the increased demands for dialysis treatments, Columbia Asia Hospital in Klang launched its first dialysis centre to fulfil the demands of patients needing dialysis.
Columbia Asia Hospital Klang general manager, Wong Mai Mun said despite the availability of dialysis centres in Klang, it is not enough to accommodate the increasing demand.
“By adding another type of health service in this hospital, we hope to make our healthcare services not only more convenient and accessible, but also more comprehensive,” she said.
Consultant internal medicine physician and nephrologist, Dr T Kalaiselvam Thevandran who heads the dialysis centre at Columbia Asia Hospital Klang, while day-to-day operations are run by an experienced charge nurse along with a team of nurses trained in renal care.
One factor that sets the centre apart from others is the support services added which include having a dietician on site to provide consultation to the dialysis patients on their food intake to ensure they get the right nutrition accordingly.
Plus, each cubicle with a dialysis machine comes with a reclining chair, television set and a side tray while refreshments and parking are complimentary.