Assam govt to provide free kidney dialysis and other kidney-related treatments
GUWAHATI: Assam Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on June 11 that the government of Assam has decided that kidney dialysis and other treatments related to kidney will be made free in the state.
This will be implemented under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP) in 18 locations across Assam in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
Sarma also informed that in each of these units, 40 dialysis procedures can be done each day.
The state government on February 5 signed an agreement with Apollo Hospitals, Chennai to implement this programme for a period of five years.
Sarma informed that of the 18 dialysis centres, eight will be operational in hospitals and health centres across the state in SMK Civil Hospital (Nalbari), Managaldai Civil Hospital (Darrang), Kanaklata Civil Hospital (Sonitpur), Tezpur Medical College & Hospital (Sonitpur), LGB Civil Hospital (Tinsukia), Morigaon Civil Hospital (Morigaon), Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College (Barpeta), and Bongaigaon District Hospital (Bongaigaon).
Following this, seven other facilities will be operational starting in the second week of July. These include BP Civil hospital (Nagaon), Sivasagar Civil Hospital (Sivasagar), North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital, Dhemaji Civil Hospital, Diphu Civil Hospital, Dhubri Civil Hospital, and Goalpara Civil Hospital.