Coimbatore

Erode GH gets two more dialysis units

Two dialysis machines and one dialyser reprocessing machines, all costing ₹ 17.44 lakh, were put to service at the District Headquarters Hospital here on Thursday.

At present, the hospital has 10 units catering to the needs of the patients suffering from renal failure.

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South Indian Bank has contributed ₹ 10 lakh and Olirum Erodu Foundation (OEF) has contributed ₹ 3.44 lakh towards procurement of two dialysis machines while Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) contributed ₹ 4 lakh towards purchasing dialyser reprocessing machine.

Collector C. Kathiravan inaugurated the facility in the presence of T.M. Lakkshmi Praba, Deputy General Manager, South Indian Bank, M.B.L. Khan, Assistant General Manager, SIDBI, Erode, T. Ramamani, Joint Director of Health Services, M. Chinnasami, Chairman, OEF, its secretary S. Ganesan and K.M. Abdul Hasan, Chairperson, Health Care Panel of the foundation.

Doctors said that it would take three-and-a-half hours for a patient to complete the dialysis and depending on the disease, the number of cycle varies.

Since the dialysis units started functioning in 2008 at the “Patient Welfare Society”, a speciality ward at the hospital, a total of 35,145 patients - 28,710 men and 6,435 women - had undergone dialysis.

The foundation has renovated the ward and inducted new machines in 2016 after which more patients benefited.

The foundation has also renovated the emergency ward at a cost of ₹ 40 lakh and provided centralised oxygen gas pipeline, two tanks, ventilators, air conditioners and 15 ICU cots.

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