Highlighting the urgent need to create a cost-effective and rational financial means for dialysis treatment in India, the Renal Care Foundation held a round table discussion on the topic “Rational and cost-effective management of chronic renal failure payer and payee perspective’’ on Thursday.

The forum gave an opportunity to recognise the need for inclusion of peritoneal dialysis in health insurance cover and to offer better quality of life to patients.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital senior consultant Dr. Dinesh Khullar said: “Peritoneal dialysis is a fast growing treatment of choice for end stage renal dialysis patients. Several studies report that patients on peritoneal dialysis are more satisfied with their care and experience a reduced impact of kidney disease . ’’ —Staff Reporter