The National Kidney Foundation will build five new dialysis centres this year, thanks to donations from five sponsors amounting to S$10 million.
The National Kidney Foundation will build five new dialysis centres this year, thanks to donations from five sponsors.
The donations amounted to S$10 million.
NKF Chairman Koh Poh Tiong announced this at a press conference before the organisation's Charity Dinner at Resorts World Sentosa on Saturday evening.
Sponsors include The Singapore Buddhist Lodge and the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple.
NKF says the donations are a sign of renewed public confidence in the Foundation.
NKF says it needs S$70 million a year to support all its patients, with the amount expected to rise with Singapore's ageing population.
The centres are expected to be operational by 2016, and will be spread throughout the island where demand for dialysis services is high.
Singapore ranks fifth in the world in terms of incidence of end-stage renal diseases.