A dialysis centre offering services to kidney patients at affordable rates was inaugurated at Ramdev Rao General Hospital, Kukatpally, on Sunday.

The Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Relief Trust has procured 12 dialysis machines and has spent close to Rs. 1 crore to set up the dialysis centre at Ramdev Rao General Hospital, which is managed by Sivananda Rehabilitation Centre.

While the existing rates for each dialysis session at private hospitals in Hyderabad are between Rs. 1, 200 and Rs. 2,000, the new facility will offer each dialysis session for Rs. 400.

The Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Relief Foundation Trust and Sivananda Rehabilitation Centre are collaborating for this project.

“We should laud the efforts of such organisations for their charity work. A major chunk of wealth in India is with a chosen few. So, it is up to the rich to give it back to the needy. On behalf of GHMC, I would like to assure co-operation to both organisations,” GHMC Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu said during the inaugural function.

Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Relief Foundation is already operating 24 dialysis machines at Koti Vaidya Vidhan Parishad Hospital. Very soon, the foundation is also going to add 15 more dialysis machines at Koti Government Hospital. So far, since 2009, the foundation has managed to provide 60, 295 dialysis sessions to over 950 kidney patients from various parts of the State.

The 12 new dialysis machines have been installed in the newly constructed Kumudinidevi out patient block at Ramdev Rao Hospital, Kukatpally. Both, the new out-patient block and the dialysis centre were inaugurated on Sunday. Members from the Mahavir Foundation, Sivananda Rehabilitation Centre, doctors from the Ramdev Rao hospitals were present.

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