The Delhi Government will launch dialysis services in three government hospitals on August 19, Health Minister A. K. Walia said on Wednesday. Thirty-two machines will be installed at LNJP Hospital, Bhagwan Mahaveer Hospital and Janakpuri Super-Speciality Hospital to begin with. Dr. Walia, who chaired a meeting, said the Government will bear the expenses of dialysis in respect of below poverty line patients and other poor patients having family income up to Rs.3 lakh. The expenditure will be met with funds available under the Dilli Arogya Kosh.

Other patients will be charged only Rs.1,073 for the dialysis process which will take between two and three hours.

He said the rates are reasonable in comparison to private hospitals and nursing homes where it is in excess of Rs. 2,000 for the process.