HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday denied machines lost and services information within the Dialysis Unit in the Princess Margaret Hospital but accepted the present system of treatment methods are “challenged and very costly.”

Within an interview using the Tribune, Dr Sands stated the demand around the public health system “exceeds being able to respond effectively.”

“We don’t restrict dialysis like another countries,” he stated, “and the amount of kidney failure within the Bahamas is crazy. We’re very open, there exists a very open approach. We don’t judge patients based on age or sickness, meaning because of the limited sources we’ve it’s a struggle.

“We are challenged and we’re challenged for several reasons,” he stated.

He stated the problem has been created worse by legacy debt, insufficient beds and also the lack of ability to retain qualified nurses.

“People won’t such as the decisions and also the difficult choices we must make to enhance the help, the staffing, the atmosphere and also the technology in the hospital.”

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