The treatment is only a part of the whole process when one encounters any condition. After treatment comes a very challenging task – getting back on your feet. Getting back on your feet is not as easy as it sounds and looks.
Despite the difficulties getting back on your feet, there is an organization that can help you. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) introduced a programme that can help patients land a job. The suitable patients will be given jobs at twenty eight dialysis centres island-wide.
Thanks to the generous heart of the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple who gave about S$2.3 million sponsorship to help the kidney patients. The programme is called Patient Employment Rehabilitation Programme. If you are interested, you can be hired as Patient Relations Officer, Exercise Assistant or Administrative Officer.
NFK hopes to employ at least fifty patients at the end of 2016 and another one hundred twenty patients at the end of 2017. The programme was launched on November 24, 2015 which was attended by Tan Chuan-Jin, the Minister for Social and Family Development.
Looking at the future and long term plans of NKF, it aims to create a dialysis centre ten times the capacity of your typical centre. If you notice, the usual dialysis centre only has twenty dialysis chairs. The new one will feature two hundred chairs. This is good news considering that many Singaporeans have kidney failures.
Apart from the support of the NFK, it is important that you strive hard and see beyond your difficulties. It is hard if you suffer kidney failures and treatment can be a bit tedious but you can survive and thrive.