The Madras West Round Table (MWRT) 10 and Madras Ladies Circle (MLC) 2 have donated a new Haemodialysis Machine to the TANKER (Tamilnad Kidney Research) Foundation.
This machine will be installed at the Ambattur Rotary Hospital Unit, set up in memory of late trustee of TANKER Foundation, Renny Abraham.
On January 1, 2007, MWRT and MLC partnered with TANKER Foundation to provide one free Dialysis A Day (DAD) all through the year. In subsequent years, they have provided 2 free dialysis everyday for poor patients. MWRT 10 has donated over Rs. 20 Lakhs for dialysis machines and free dialysis to the Ambattur unit patients.
The Machine was inaugurated by Sanjay Arora, Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic. “It is laudable that three organisations are getting together and working as a team to help battle kidney disease.”
Since TANKER’s inception in 1993, “over 1 lakh dialysis have been done for 730 patients, Rs. 77.22 lakhs has been spent on medication and investigation for 1390 patients and 215 awareness programmes have been done for 43,900 patients,” Managing Trustee of TANKER Latha Kumaraswami said.