Dialysis machines at Mangalore hospital to help the underprivileged

DG Ranganath Bhat inaugurating a dialysis machine at the Wenlock District Hospital.
DG Ranganath Bhat inaugurating a dialysis machine at the Wenlock District Hospital.

Two dialysis machines costing ₹11.8 lakh were installed by RC ­Mangalore, RID 3181, at the Wenlock District Hospital. Speaking at the hand-over ceremony, club president Archibald Menezes pointed out that the new facility will augment the availability of dialysis machines at the hospital as it caters to people from lower economic backgrounds who cannot afford the cost of dialysis at private hospitals. “These machines will not only enhance the healthcare infrastructure at the hospital but will be of timely help for those in need of a dialysis.”

The hospital’s existing dialysis unit had been “stretched beyond its capacity and patients have to wait long hours for their turn. We believe that this initiative will not just offer affordable dialysis but also the convenience of time as they no longer will have to wait in long queues for their turn,” he said.

DG Ranganath Bhat appreciated the club for its efforts. The club partnered with Zeus Biotech, ­Mysuru, who had ­contributed ₹4.5 lakh from their CSR funds for a dialysis machine. While club member Satish Kamath and his spouse Prabha donated ₹5.8 lakh the balance amount was funded by the club’s charitable trust. n

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