GUWAHATI: The assam government on Saturday announced that, except for the 20 existing government health institutions, 20 more hospitals will supply free kidney dialysis remedy under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme.
Assam’s health and circle of relatives welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Under this programme, we can offer free kidney dialysis remedy to the patients of the state in 20 more government hospitals located in different parts of the state.”
According to the minister, these 20 newly listed hospitals are – Rabi Boro Civil Hospitals, Baksa, SM Dev Civil Hospital, Cachar, Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital, Guwahati, Jagiroad State Hospital, Morigaon, Gohpur Divisional Hospital, Margherita Civil Hospital, SM Roy Civil Hospital, Hailakandi, Lumding Civil Hospital, Barpeta Street FRU, Rangia Mannequin Hospital, RNB Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar, Haflong Civil Hospital, Dima Hasao, Bajali District Hospital, Bilashipara Divisional Hospital, Charaideu district hospital, Garamur district hospital, Bokajan hospital, Karbi Anglong, Titabar FRU, Jorhat, Safakhowa DRU, Sadiya and Singimari mannequin hospital, Kamrup.
“Since final year, we have been offering kidney dialysis remedy free of cost in 20 hospitals. So far, around 55,186 patients have been given free dialysis remedy under this programme,” he said.
He highlighted that in view of the Covid-19 pandemic situations, a large numbers of patients faced trouble as the private hospitals denied remedy for not testing Covid-19.
“Now, except for this existing 20 health centres, I wish to announce 20 more such centres where free kidney dialysis treatments will be offered to the patients,” he said.
He asserted that the new 20 centres will grow to be functional inside the next 60 days across the state.
“From now onwards, patients from across the state will get free dialysis remedy in most of these 40 hospitals. This will be a great relief to those patients who were troubled by the pandemic situations,” Sarma added.
Ever since its inception, the Hemo-Dialysis Centres under Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme has been implemented in Assam in Public-Private Partnership mode. M/s Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chennai has been chosen through the detailed selection process by National Health Mission, Assam to execute the Dialysis Programme in Assam.
First dialysis session in Assam used to be conducted successfully at Swahid Mukanda Kakati Civil Hospital, Nalbari on June 4 2019.
After that, the Programme used to be formally launched on June 14, 2019 at SMK Civil Hospital, Nalbari.