Even as several hospitals across the State turned patients away during the two Covid-19 waves, the Salem Government Hospital performed more number of dialysis as compared to the pre-Covid period.
Inauguration of a new haemodialysis machine for the greater Chennai corporation RCME tanker dialysis unit
TANKER cares for those, the underprivileged, who suffer kidney problems of any kind, reversible or terminal, regardless of caste, creed, sex or religion.
Amongst their routine dialysis cases very few required hospital support as there was very little lung or multi-organ involvement.
The Minister also directed the officials to set up free dialysis facilities at all government centres to the people covered under the Employee Health Scheme and retired employees.
He also informed that about 150 kidney transplants were also being performed free of cost every year in government hospitals.
A 74 -year-old patient said that at the peak of the pandemic, private hospitals began charging double and even triple the rate.