Brazil to act on haemodialysis clinic problems:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Brazilian government is to make R$ 100 million ($97 million) available to re-equip the country's renal clinics. Over half of Brazil's 440 private renal clinics have no control over the water quality used in haemodialysers. According to a Health Ministry audit, almost three quarters use water filters 10-20 times, over three times the recommended number, reports the news agency Agencia Estado. More than 60 people died from suspected contaminated water in a dialysis centre in Caruaru earlier this year.