All government hospitals in the state will have a Karunya Dialysis Centre with ten dialysis machines, said Finance Minister K M Mani.
Dialysis centres will also be started at two private hospitals in each taluk. He said this while inaugurating the Karunya Aid to non-government hospitals at the KIMS Hospital here on Friday.
For Karunya beneficiaries, the dialysis will be free of cost.
The Minister said that Karunya Homes for the free accommodation of patients and bystanders would be set up at those Medical Colleges that would provide land for the same.
The two projects are being funded by the revenue from the Karunya lottery. In the first phase, dialysis centres will start functioning in the Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode Medical Colleges. Health Minister V S Sivakumar said that land will be made available for the dialysis centres.
For Karunya Aid, there have been 5,404 beneficiaries and a total of Rs 56.14 crore has been disbursed. As many as 40 private hospitals have been included in the Karunya project.