Chronic kidney failure is one of the major causes that brings misery to a healthy person and family. It is an unfortunate situation especially since management of kidney failure is one of the easiest ones to do. Dialysis is a simple process which replaces kidney function. However, lack of awareness and fear of financial burden prohibits people from taking the step towards dialysis. There are about 60 million people with diabetes in India, more than any other nation on the planet. And they are at the highest risk of kidney disease. At least 30% of diabetics will develop chronic kidney disease.
Bhaktivedanda Hospital & Research Institute, under the aegis of Sri Chaitnaya Seva Trust started its intervention in dialysis in 1998, with a modest set up of 2 old dialysis machines. The hospital now has a full-fledged dialysis centre with 12 state-of-the-art dialysis machines, catering to people from various walks of life and socio-economic background. The hospital has a team of trained technicians who provide personalized services. In order to ease the burden of expenses that the process may cause to the deserving patients, monetary support is also extended to people from weaker economic section by providing them either free or concessional services.