Free dialysis for kidney patients: Minister Harish Rao

  • November 25, 2021 9:05 am

 

The Telangana state government has taken a decision to offer free dialysis services to AIDS and hepatitis patients with kidney disease.

Speaking at a review meeting at Health Sri Trust Care Hospital here on Wednesday, the minister said that special dialysis centers have been set up in Hyderabad and Warangal cities and directed the authorities to provide dialysis services in five beds for AIDS and hepatitis patients.  The CM said KCR had decided to set up these specialized centers for kidney patients as dialysis had become a financial burden for them.

 

At present, there are 43 government-run dialysis centers, which provide services to 10,000 patients.  The minister said the government spends Rs 100 crore every year for the maintenance of dialysis centers.  “We have already ordered that dialysis machines be set up according to the number of patients and the waiting time be reduced. From now on, dialysis centers will be set up on a war footing to serve AIDS and hepatitis patients,” he said.  Apart from these, orders have been issued to provide free dialysis services under EHS to state government employees as well as retired employees.  On the occasion, Minister Harish Rao directed the authorities to prepare a list of areas where new dialysis centers are required based on the number of patients.  The meeting was attended by Rizvi, Secretary, Department of Health, Preeti Meena, Director, Drug Control and others.


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