First private dialysis clinic in HDB community space
Swedish company now has 12 clinics islandwide, caring for over 527 patients.
Diaverum, a Swedish multinational healthcare organisation that provides renal care to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), has opened Singapore’s first-ever private dialysis centre in a Housing Development Board (HDB) community space.
The Fajar clinic located in the Fajar residential estate is the latest addition to Diaverum’s network of clinics in Singapore. The company first entered the country back in November 2020. The Fajar clinic is comprised of 13 fully equipped dialysis stations, where seven staff will care for around 78 patients. In addition to haemodialysis, the clinic will offer services that cater to the complex needs of CKD patients, providing a holistic, integrated treatment approach that is centred around Diaverum’s proprietary care delivery model and continuously evolving digital infrastructure.
CKD is a global and escalating challenge today affecting about 10 percent of the world’s adult population. It is primarily caused by lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, and its prevalence is increasing, particularly in developing countries and among low-income individuals. In Singapore, over five percent of the population are affected by CKD, with a growing prevalence of diabetes from 8.2 percent in 2010 to 11.3 percent in 2020, according to the Ministry of Health. The same report highlighted the country’s growing concern over associated conditions such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
The opening ceremony of the Fajar clinic was officiated by guest-of-honour, MP Liang Eng Hwa, while Diaverum was represented by Hervé Gourgouillon, regional vice-president for West Europe and Southeast Asia. Also in attendance were a number of the clinic’s patients, who began receiving treatment at the facility last month.
In total, Diaverum Singapore now has 83 staff caring for over 527 patients across 12 clinics, including in Woodlands, Toa Payoh, Punggol, Tampines, Towner, Sengkang, Choa Chu Kang, Novena, Farrer Park and Kovan.