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Dialysis centres must adhere to quality: Governor

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“Ensure infection-free environment by strictly following standards”

Governor K. Rosaiah inaugurating the dialysis centre of Sri Sumati Vishal Jain Educational Trust in Chennai on Sunday. Tamil Nadu Medical Practitioners Association president C.M.K. Reddy (left) and Harish L Metha, chairman of the centre, are in the picture— Photo: R. Ragu
Governor K. Rosaiah inaugurating the dialysis centre of Sri Sumati Vishal Jain Educational Trust in Chennai on Sunday. Tamil Nadu Medical Practitioners Association president C.M.K. Reddy (left) and Harish L Metha, chairman of the centre, are in the picture— Photo: R. Ragu

Governor K. Rosaiah on Sunday urged charitable trusts and voluntary organisations to adhere to quality standards in health care services.

After inaugurating a dialysis centre of Sri Sumati Vishal Jain Educational Trust here at Mahalingapuram, Dr. Rosaiah said, “There is an increase in the number of voluntary organisations and charitable trusts contributing a lot in the field of healthcare. But what is expected from them is adherence to quality standards.”

Stressing that there should not be compromise on patient safety and health, he appealed to the private and voluntary dialysis centres to adhere to water quality standards, and ensure infection free environment by strictly following hygienic standards.

Expressing concern over the increased number people who were affected by renal diseases in the country, Dr. Rosaiah said only a very small percentage of patients had access to kidney transplantation and dialysis because of the cost of treatment.

C.M.K.Reddy, president of Tamil Nadu Medical Practitioners Association and Harish L.Metha, chairman of the dialysis centre, were present during the occasion.

The centre aims to provide treatment of each haemodialysis at rate of Rs.500.

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