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No more free dialysis for Syrian refugees in Jordan amid lack of fund

Syrian Refugees | 2018-04-01 08:01:00
No more free dialysis for Syrian refugees in Jordan amid lack of fund
(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian refugee patients with kidney failure in Jordan have been suffering from the cost of dialysis as donor countries neglects such torment.

The patients were told on Friday that their free treatment which funded by the Qatari Red Crescent is no more availabe, according o to refugee affairs activist.

Feryal Mohamed said more than 120 patients with kidney failure needs weekly dialysis that costs $70,000, adding the suspire decision of halting treatment may risks lives of the patients who now are looking for solution as the UNHCR office in Jordan unable to solve the refugees suffering.
 
The Medical Association for Syrian Expatriates (SIMA) had handled the case and contributed in the treatment.

 The Qatari Red Crescent informed the patients that it would to stop its support in December 2017, noting that the organization. But the organization kept its free treatment until the end of March.

Mohammed says the medical support ended before its scheduled 8-month period.
 
"The Qatari Red Crescent is trying to get funds to continue its work on patient free treatment. UNHCR is trying to reach out to organizations, but there is no solution because the cost of coverage is very high and needs the support of a state, not an organization," the Jordan-based activists said.

The Red Crescent has reduced in recent months the number of washing sessions from 3 sessions to two sessions, and the patient has to pay the third session and the same thing happened this month before informing them of the cessation of support once and for all.

The cost of a single dialysis is 50 Jordanian Dinars ($ 35), while the number of Syrian refugees receiving dialysis treatment in all dialysis units is 120 out of 4767 Jordanian patients until the end of 2016, Annual Special Report on Renal Failure in Jordan.

Zaman Al Wasl
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