Lautoka couple struggle with dialysis costs

A dialysis patient receives treatment. Picture: FT FILE

A LAUTOKA couple has been paying more than $150 for dialysis treatments despite Government’s announcement of a $75 subsidy for households earning less than $30,000.

Fatma Bibi Ali and Neiyaz Ali said they had spent between $150 and $250 per treatment in Ba and Lautoka.

“We went everywhere from Lautoka, Nadi and Ba and each time the charge was either $150 or $250 for each dialysis treatment,” she said.

“We both had low-income jobs. I used to be market vendor but now I stay home to look after my husband.”

Get a copy of tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times to read the Ali’s story as they struggle to meet this pressing health need.

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