Home dialysis push amid NKF space crunch

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Two years ago, Madam Chang Bee Ling's kidneys failed. The 75-year-old opted for a form of dialysis that allows her to hook herself up to a machine at home. But it is uncommon here as most patients prefer to have it done by staff at centres.

However, with the rising number of Singaporeans with kidney failure, there is mounting pressure on dialysis centres. Singapore's largest provider of dialysis treatment National Kidney Foundation reveals it is running short of space for new patients.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 05, 2017, with the headline 'Home dialysis push amid NKF space crunch'. Print Edition | Subscribe