Ugandan patients requiring kidney transplants will soon be able to save between $20,000 and $35,000 (Shs 67m and Shs 110m).
This is after management of Mulago National referral hospital announced plans to begin carrying out kidney transplants this year.
Mulago hospital director Dr. Byarugaba Baterana says with the help from India’s Yoshoda Hospital, they have trained 15 Ugandan doctors who are now ready to carry out the transplants.
Byarugaba says the transplants will initially be done free of charge but once the number of patients increase the cost of the entire operation will be Sh 6m.
Currently it costs a minimum of Sh 60m to have a kidney transplant done abroad.