City NGO records 10 lakhs of low-cost dialysis cycles in 12 years
Each cycle offered at just 300 versus the usual 1,500 to 2,500 charged by private hospitals; seven centers operating in town, one in Yadadri
City-based NGO Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Relief Foundation Trust (BMJRFT) recorded 10 lakh dialysis cycles in 12 years, with each cycle being offered at just 300 against the usual rate of 1,500 to 2,500 or more charged by hospitals. private. In addition, the service is offered free of charge to patients enrolled in the Aarogyasri health plan.
The trust was founded by 16 like-minded Jain friends here in 2009.
Speaking on the sidelines of a press conference Monday to mark the accomplishment, the chairman of the trust, PC Parakh, said efforts began by helping five people on dialysis. Little by little, they wanted to open a dialysis center. They asked the government to provide space in a public hospital to open the center. Part of the King Koti District Hospital building has been allocated. The trust spent 1.5 crore to refurbish it and started offering the services.
Dialysis is now offered at seven sites in the city and one in Aler, Yadadri. About 500 dialysis cycles are offered each day using 189 dialysis machines. Until October 14 of this year, they had recorded 10 cycles of lakh dialysis.
The 16 friends are PC Parakh, Gautam Chand Chordia, Satish Khivsara, Inder Chand Jain, Rikab Parak, Rajender Kumar Dugur, Swaroop Chand Khotari, Ashok Kothari, Sunil Pahade, Suresh Surana, Vinod Kimtee, Shanti Bhai Shah, Prashant Shrimal, Hanhatanmal Nak , Mahavir Kumar Patny and Sushil Kapadia.
Besides dialysis, the trust also provides the injections needed to maintain hemoglobin and iron levels at affordable prices.
âHe provided 14,000 injections per month. These essential injections include erythropoietin, iron sucrose, levocarnitine, and a dialysis kit. 4K erythropoietin is provided at 160 against the MRP of 1,890, offering a 91% subsidy, and 10K erythropoietin at 520 at a 75% subsidy; its MRP is 2,167. The iron sucrose is given at 50 against MRP of 301 at a subsidized price of 85%, the levocarnitine at 50 against 159, which represents a subsidy at 69% â, indicates a press release.
Mr Parakh said patients from other states were also visiting their dialysis wing at King Koti District Hospital, the headquarters of the trust, to pick up drugs issued on the last Saturday and Sunday of a month. The trust has saved over 125 crore by reducing the financial burden on patients.
Places where subsidized dialysis is offered include District Hospital, King Koti, Mahavir Hospital, AC Guards Masab Tank, Ramdev Rao Memorial Hospital, Kukatpally, Gurunanak Medical Center, Gurudwara, Secunderabad, Zoi Hospital , Attapur, Challa hospital, Ameerpet, Indo-American hospital. , Malakpet, and Community Health Center, Aler.
An event will be held on November 13 to express gratitude to the hundreds of people who have donated to the cause.