NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of NMC Healthcare – one of the largest private healthcare providers in the Middle East – offers home dialysis service to patients in UAE.
To meet the growing demand of home dialysis machines, Reaya Mumayaza for hemodialysis services managed by NMC ProVita International Medical Center, announced it has entered an agreement to provide more home dialysis machines, which ensures quality healthcare for those who need it the most- at the right time and place.
In the UAE, there are reports of more than 2,000 patients receiving dialysis, and this number is expected to increase by 100% by 2023. The high incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the UAE has been attributed to the prevalence of diabetes, obesity and hypertension.
Home dialysis offers greater scheduling flexibility, fewer food restrictions and better outcomes. The treatment can also be administered for longer times and more frequently, which is less stressful for the patient’s body. For the majority of people, dialysis involves being connected to a machine in hospital three to four times per week for at least three hours each time, and some patients have to travel long distances to receive the treatment.
Dr Khaled Aboeldahab of NMC ProVita said: “The prevalence of diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure increases the incidence of chronic kidney disease. The home dialysis service we have started to provide, has contributed to offering customised care and personalised services to promote community healthcare. Through the home dialysis service, we provide each patient his own home dialysis machine, which in turn, reduces the risk of infection. This service also provides greater timeliness, fewer dietary constraints and greater results. Treatment can also be administered for longer periods of time and with more frequencies, making it less stressful for the patient’s body in the long run.”
NMC ProVita International Medical Center launched this service with the aim of improving the efficiency of medical care provided to patients in the UAE, while reducing unnecessary travel time and reducing the burden on dialysis centres within the UAE.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, 10 percent of the world’s population is affected by CKD. While home dialysis is relatively new here, however, in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Mexico, the Netherlands and New Zealand, around 20% of the people who receive dialysis opt for home dialysis.