The human kidney filters the blood and prevents the accumulation of toxins in the body.
When Kidney fails, toxins are accumulated resulting in a condition called renal failure. The
patients suffer from severe tiredness and weakness associated with low blood levels and
high blood pressure resulting in chronic debility and finally death. The primary modality of
support is to prevent the accumulation of this toxin by using an external means called ‘Renal
Dialysis’. The number of patients is growing at a tremendous rate and very few of them
can afford to get into a successful transplant programme. Many of the patients are forced
to depend on regular and long term dialysis.
The cost of dialysis varies from Rs 500/- to Rs 1500/- per session. On an average a renal
failure patient needs 2 to 3 sessions per week. Most of the dialysis centres are attached
to major hospitals in urban areas. The patients from the rural areas have to travel to and
fro for their treatment twice or thrice a week incurring physical and monetary strain. This
results in a number of patients withdrawing from the system and resigning themselves to
lifetime misery and woes.
Under the expert supervision of the speciality doctors of St.George Charitable clinic and assisted by
the local medical personnel, we give free or subsidized dialysis facility to deserving patients.Once
the need for dialysis is over or when they go on to the transplant programme the patients will be
referred back to their respective Nephrologists for care.
The centre is housed in a 4000sq.feet area building, situated in 1.5 acres of land.We have started
the centre initially with 10 dialysis machine each costing 7Lakhs.The project cost is around 2 crores.
The cost of running the centre is estimated to be around 1 Crore per year.Though a large sum,
we are confident that with the Grace of God we would be able to run the centre successfully and smoothly.