Borno State Government has called for proposals from foremost science researchers on remedies for kidney ailments.
This is the government’s reaction to growing cases of kidney failures affecting citizens, which seems to be prevalent in the state.
The science researchers are expected to submit proposals for the investigation into the causes of prevalence in some parts of the state, with special focus on water, environment and other possible causes.
The Borno Commissioner for Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Babagana Mallambe announced the invitation to the science researchers on Thursday.
He said the state government is ready to fund the research based on the Governor’s directive.
He said the governor had in December asked the ministry of science to coordinate the research working with ministries of health and water resources.
He said: “As part of response to alarming record of Kidney Failures affecting citizens of Borno, the Borno state government invites research proposals from experts with verifiable track records who will reliably examine the principal causes of kidney diseases and failures and to recommend practical steps towards addressing the causes.
“The research would be supported by the state government and focus shall be on water, environment and possible areas identified which might be of interest. Research proposals are to be submitted to Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation on or before 1st March, 2020. Or through Email: Commissioner.email@example.com“
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum had during his visit to a kidney dialysis centre at the Borno State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri in December, 2019 ordered the state ministry of health to commence free dialysis for patients as against the practice of charging N30,000 for periodic session that is sometimes done weekly.