The centre stopped operations in 2006

The Nigerian Navy on Saturday re-opened its Haemodialysis Centre in Lagos to serve military personnel and the public.

In a speech at the ceremony, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ola Ibrahim, said the centre was a master piece in the nation’s medical sector.

Ibrahim, who was represented by Rear Admiral Ameen Ikioda, Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, said that the services being rendered would boost civilian/military relationship.

He called on the public to advantage of the facility for their medical examination.

Earlier, Commodore Tamino Epelle, the Director of Naval Medical Services, said the centre would offer haemodialysis, a component of renal replacement therapy for kidney patients.

“Haemodialysis treatment relieves symptoms and improves quality of life for the afflicted.

“By 1996, the centre was functioning at a capacity of four concurrent dialysis sessions and ranked among the best in the country, receiving referrals from both public and private hospitals with clientele, including foreigners.

“As at 2006, when the service was suspended, over 350 dialysis sessions had been recorded,” he said.

According to him, the centre is equipped with four haemodialysis machines, one with online clearance monitoring and capable of haemodiafiltration.

“It is serviced by an integrated three level water treatment unit comprising of a water treatment plant with a Reverse Osmosis Machine, and a fresenius aqua,” Epelle added.

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