STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Second Phase of Dialysis Centre to Open Today

The second phase of the Dialysis Centre at the Ernakulam General Hospital will be opened here on Friday. Health Minister V S Sivakumar will inaugurate the function at 8 am.

Published: 14th February 2014 08:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2014 08:00 AM   |  A+A-

The second phase of the Dialysis Centre at the Ernakulam General Hospital will be opened here on Friday. Health Minister V S Sivakumar will inaugurate the function at 8 am.

 District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth told reporters that 350 persons have already registered for dialysis. The Centre was commissioned in 2012. About 8,000 free dialysis sessions have been completed so far. To cater to the needs of the growing number of patients, it is mandatory to introduce more machines. As part of the second phase, the Centre will get 10 new machines. A new block has been constructed for the purpose. Seven machines have been sponsored by the National Rural Health Mission. Three machines have been contributed by Zakkath cell.

According to Reshmi T R, Resident Medical Officer, three machines will be exclusively used for dialyis of Hepatitis positive patients. The registration fees is `100, which is much lower than that of private hospitals.

The treatment is free of cost for chronic patients.

Once the new block is commissioned, the capacity to treat dialysis patients at the General Hospital will rise from 60 persons to 120 persons.

Ludy Luiz MP contributed `22 lakh from his MP’s development fund for the purpose.

The Dialysis centre inaugurated on August 2012 by Chief Minister Oommen Chandyin has 11 machines now.

MPs P Rajeeve and Charles Dias, MLAs Hibi Eden, Dominic Presentation and Benny Behanan MLA, Deputy Mayor B Bhadra and Kochi Corporation Health Standing Committee chairman T K Ashraf will be present.

Meanwhile, a Karunya Medical store where inpatients can avail themselves of medicine at 90 per cent rebate will soon be started at the hospital, District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kochi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp