Published On: Thu, Jun 4th, 2015

Curaçao four times more dialysis patients than the Netherlands

Sint Elizabeth HospitalWILLEMSTAD - In Curacao there are four times more people on dialysis than in the Netherlands. That says the Public Health Institute of Curaçao.

168 for every 100 thousand inhabitants are undergoing dialysis here, compared to 38 per 100 thousand in the Netherlands. You get a dialysis if your kidneys do not work properly due to diabetes.

Curacao gives per capita just over 6,000 guilders on medical care. The government a little more than half of that, 3,500 guilders per capita.

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