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Gandhi Hospital gets 4 new dialysis units in Hyderabad

Gandhi Hospital gets 4 new dialysis units in Hyderabad
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Acute Dialysis Care with nine hemodialysis machines, six of which were donated by Agarwal Sahayata Trust, was started with an intention to treat the poor and needy patients with acute kidney disease. This unit can deliver about over 8,000 sessions a year.

Hyderabad: The free dialysis facility which is presently available for the needy at Gandhi Hospital in Musheerabad has been provided with four new dialysis machines donated by Agarwal Sahayata Trust, said Dr P Shravan Kumar, the Superintendent of Gandhi Hospital.

Participating in the inaugural function of a dialysis centre, set up by Agarwal Samaj Sahayata Trust (ASST) at Gandhi Hospital here on Sunday, Dr P Shravan Kumar, Superintendent of Gandhi Hospital, Prof and HOD Dept. of Gastroenterology, said that from June 2016, the department is headed by Dr Manjusha Yadla. The services of department expanded exponentially with introduction of regular CAPD programme conducting OPD on first Monday of every month.

Acute Dialysis Care with nine hemodialysis machines, six of which were donated by Agarwal Sahayata Trust, was started with an intention to treat the poor and needy patients with acute kidney disease. This unit can deliver about over 8,000 sessions a year and now the Agarwal Samaj Sahayata Trust have donated 4 new Dailysis Machines to meet the requirement of maintenance.

He further informs that cadaver donor transplantation programme was started in December 2016 which is an ongoing program.

There are lakhs of people suffering from kidney problems so the requirement for the patients who are suffering with blood pressure and kidney disease are facing difficulties for dialysis as they should be treated with advance CRT machine which can perform dialysis especially for BP patients.

In addition to providing dialysis facilities, lifelong drugs that are required for persons with end-stage kidney ailments is being provided to patients availing dialysis facilities at government hospitals, she said.

Presently, free dialysis facilities were being offered at Gandhi Hospital and Osmania General in Hyderabad.

The Agarwal Samaj Sahayata Trust has spent Rs 10 lakhs for each machine and till now provided 10 dialysis machine at Gandhi Hospital.

The new facility of Agarwal Samaj Sahayata Trust (ASST) at Gandhi Hospital has nine dialysis machines. The members of the Trust have contributed to developing an exclusive Reserve Osmosis (RO) water plant, false ceiling, lighting and other infrastructure related works, which will be a part of the dialysis facility.

Close to Rs 50 lakh was raised to develop infrastructure, which is aimed at providing dialysis to nearly 1,000 patients every month, said Trust chairman, Karodimal Agarwal and Managing Trustee, Rajesh Agarwal.

The nephrologists, nursing staff and paramedics of Gandhi Hospital would be manning the new dialysis facility. Trustees, members, donors of Agarwal Samaj Sahayata Trust and senior health authorities and staff of Gandhi Hospital were present on the occasion.

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