600 people have kidney failure or end stage kidney diseases in Fiji each year.
This was highlighted by Minister for Health Rosy Akbar while officiating at the World Kidney Day and Annual Kidney Dinner last night.
Akbar says the history of dialysis is often controversial because of the high cost of treatment.
She says the Ministry is looking at solutions to make access to treatment as affordable as possible.
Akbar says dialysis is not an easy option and is not something that any of us should anticipate.
Akbar says she is worried that we see dialysis as a routine and something that we expect people to experience as part of aging process.
She says everyone is responsible to look after their own health as well as their families and loved ones.