CHENNAI: An increasing number of people in the country are suffering from renal failure and have to go through a dialysis on alternate days, causing a big blow to their finances.
A single dialysis session starts from `5,000, which almost rounds up to a lakh a month - not a cost that even middle class families can afford. In an effort to ease this burden, the Nandalala Seva Samithi Trust offers dialysis for only `500 and presently provides 425-440 dialysis per month to people in need.
The Trust had set up a stall at the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair to spread awareness. One of the doctors at the stall who did not want to be named said that she had come down from America just for the fair. “I lost my father to renal failure. I want to do as much as I can to help others who have the problem and cannot afford treatment,” she told Express.
Besides low-cost dialysis, the Trust also offers ENT, eye care, physio centre, health camps for rural communities and vulnerable groups. Those who want to avail the service can get contact the group on 9600124282.