Making dialysis affordable: New center at Quthbullapur charges Rs. 300

It has been started with 12 beds and shall be expanded to 23 beds in a year. It plans to do about 2000 dialysis in a month.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  31 March 2022 4:41 AM GMT
Making dialysis affordable: New center at Quthbullapur charges Rs. 300

Hyderabad: Rotary Club of Secunderabad, Rotary Sunrise Service Trust, and Mahavir Trust have jointly set up a modern dialysis center near Suchitra Circle at Quthbullapur.

Project chairman, Srinivas Gumidelli said this part of the city had no dialysis center offering affordable services. "That is why we chose this location.. 14 lakh people die every year in India because they cannot afford dialysis. This must be changed. No one should die for not being able to afford dialysis services," he said.

The center aims to provide affordable dialysis treatment at Rs. 300 unlike the prevailing cost of Rs. 2000 in private hospitals. It has been started with 12 beds and shall be expanded to 23 beds in a year. It plans to do about 2000 dialysis in a month.

The total project outlay was Rs 2 crore, out of which Rs 1 crore is contributed by BHEL GE Gas Turbine Service, and another Rs 1 crore was contributed by the Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise.

The center was inaugurated on 28 March by Lalit Sankrani, MD, BHEL GE Gas Turbine Services, and PC Parakh, Chairman of Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Relief Foundation Trust.

"The project is the need of the hour. Nobody knew what Dialysis was 25 years ago. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease. It can't be cured but has to be managed. In 1974, we had a film Roti Kapada Aur Makaan (Food, Clothing, and Shelter). They thought then that those were essential things for a living. But we need good water and air too. If we neglect them, we will pay the price," Sankrani said.

P.C.Parakh, Chairman of Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Relief Foundation Trust said affordable dialysis is what society needs. The trust manages 9 centers in Hyderabad including this one. It has 205 dialysis machines and does 520 dialyses per day.

Rotary District Governor K. Prabhakar said the project that Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise has embarked upon not only saves patients, their lives but families falling into a debt trap.

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