A Lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa state, Engr. Iliya Sani is battling for his life after being diagnosed of an advanced kidney disease (stage V CKI) secondary to type 2 diabetic mellitus and long standing hypertension.
Sani, who is hails from Daudawa village in Faskari local government area of Kastina state, was diagnosed at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika-Zaria, Kaduna state, in 2018.
He, however, needs N12m for a kidney transplant to be permanently cured, while in the interim, he requires N90,000 weekly for kidney replacement therapy.
A medical report signed by a Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria, Dr. Abubakar Ibrahim and dated 22nd June, 2018, said: “He requires kidney replacement therapy in the form of haemodailysis in the interim at an average cost of N90, 000 per week to keep him alive; while the kidney transplant will cost him between N10 between and N12 million’’.
Another medical report by Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre, Abuja, dated November 26, 2018 and signed by its Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Odeyemi O, said Sani was diagnosed with Type II DM and hypertension seven years and two years ago respectively.
The hospital, which also called on Nigerians to help the patient financially, said: “The above named patient was referred to us in August, 2018. He is a known patient with chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetic nephropathy. He was diagnosed with Type II DM and hypertension seven (7) years and two (2) years ago respectively.
“He was further reviewed by the consultant nephrologist and found to be having inadequate haemodialysis-1 session per week. He also had features of CVC exit site related inflection which was treated with antibiotics.
“The patient has been counseled on importance of maintaining thrice weekly haemodialysis schedule and that the best renal replacement therapy option of a renal transplant ‘’.