The National Referral Hospital (NRH) laboratory is running out of a chemical to test the function of a kidney.
The chemical called – Reagent ran out of stock since May this year.
Reagent is an useful chemical used in laboratory to mix with blood samples to carry out kidney function test.
Reports reaching the paper said, its nearly four months now since the chemical ran out of stock.
The shortage has caused frustration amongst the medical staff and patients who really need the chemical to test the function of the kidney.
This means the hospital was unable to conduct proper and accurate kidney test and report said, its a worrying sign for patients who are in need of kidney testing.
It was highlighted that in the absence of the chemical, only well experienced doctors can conduct kidney test based on their experience by reading symptoms on patients which sometimes are not 100% accurate.
“This is a very worrying sign for the National Referral Hospital who most of the people in the country depend on for important life medical treatment.”
Finance had been attributed to the delay in sourcing the chemicals, it was revealed.
By BIRIAU WILSON SAENI