Raipur. Under the National Free Dialysis Program under National Health Mission, free dialysis facility is being provided in eight district hospitals of the state named ‘Jeevan Dhara’. Patients suffering from kidney diseases have to undergo frequent dialysis for a long period of time and this places a huge financial burden on them. With the availability of dialysis facilities at local level, kidney patients do not have to travel afar and this saves labor, money and time of patients and their families.
National Health Mission, Chhattisgarh is providing free dialysis facility in six districts of the state, i.e. Durg, Kanker, Korba, Bilaspur, Mahasamund and Bijapur, since year 2020. This facility has also been started in Jashpur and Surguja in the month of June this year. And with that, the number of free dialysis centers in the state has now increased to eight. For dialysis, five machines have been set up in Jashpur and four in Ambikapur. These nine machines were provided by ICICI bank through Dr. Himanshu Dave of Fair Fax organization.
A total of 12 thousand 933 dialysis sessions have been conducted so far in eight district hospitals of the state under the National Free Dialysis Program. These include 3499 sessions conducted in Durg district, 2606 in Kanker, 1793 in Korba, 1864 in Bilaspur, 2370 in Mahasamund, 776 in Bijapur, 14 in Surguja and 11 in Jashpur.