CHENNAI: A new dedicated block at the Ambattur Rotary Hospital will now offer dialysis procedures at a subsidised cost to the people of the locality.
The block has 27 beds and provision to perform 40 dialysis procedures per day. The underprivileged can undergo dialysis procedure at subsidised rates here.
For those who cannot afford even that, free dialysis will be offered for a limited period to ease the financial burden.
Inaugurating the new block, K R Ravindran, president-elect, Rotary International, said that the Rotary Club was formed with the idea of helping the underprivileged. He insisting on the need to have more such hospitals and quipped that the regular hospitals were like taxis stuck in traffic with the meter running, in an apparent reference to the high expenses one has to bear on a hospital visit.
Speaking at the function, P T Prabhakar, director, Rotary International, said, “India is the world capital of diabetes and the need for such centres is more here. Moreover, providing treatments at subsided costs for dialysis is the need of the hour.” The hospital has performed 23,070 dialysis with six dialysis machines till date. The 15,000 square feet hospital provides healthcare services to low income group families in the area at an affordable cost, medical rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy, free cataract surgery, hand injury treatment for victims of industrial accidents and dialysis at a subsidised cost.
The event was organised by the Rotary Club of Ambattur, R I District 3230 and Ambattur Rotary Charitable Trust in association with Ambattur Industrial Estate Manufacturers’ Association and TANKER Foundation.