Our project is to give free Haemodialysis to chronic kidney disease patients in End stage renal disease(ESRD), who have no other option but to undergo haemodialysis until they get a renal transplantation. A large number of patients are now requiring haemodialysis. Since the dialysis facilities in government hospitals are limited and far less than what is actually needed, a large number of patients are forced to do dialysis at private hospitals.
They have to spend an amount ranging from INR 900 to 2000 per dialysis alone. Usually a patient requires 2-3 dialysis every week. The cost for medicine, travel to dialysis centres etc are additional. On an average a dialysis patient has to spend INR 15,000 per month for the treatment. In many cases the affected person is the sole bread earning member, which adds to the economic burden of the family. The rate of discontinuation of patients undergoing dialysis in a period of 12 months is 18%, the main reason of which is financial crunch.
Our project is designed to provide four dialysis machines to a private hospital to provide dialysis to ESRD patients. It will be made mandatory that a fixed number of dialysis per week is to be given totally free of cost by the hospital to the poor patients who belong to the low socio economic status of the society. Our club with the help from our members and local authorities will select the beneficiaries. As already stated, patients from this category tend to stop dialysis due to financial reasons and they die due to this.
Our project will help the patient and a family to have a healthy life as they get proper treatment free of cost.
The project is intended to be completed in 60 days once the international partner is identified and the project funds will be utilized only for the purpose of purchase of dialysis machines, for setting up dialysis ICU beds and for the additional extended warranty of the machines.