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Assam to start free Hemo-Dialysis in the state from June 14

India Blooms 2019-06-11 22:24:56

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Guwahati, June 11 (IBNS): The Assam government will launch a free Hemo-Dialysis programme in the state on June 14.

Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said in Guwahati that, the Hemo-Dialysis units under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme.

The minister informed while addressing a press conference held in Guwahati that, Hemo-Ddialysis for the kidney patient will be done free of cost at 18 hospitals in the state in Public Private Partnership mode and the state government has tied up with Apollo hospital.

A total of 105 Hemo-Dialysis machines have been allocated for 18 centres across the state.

Assam Health Minister Sarma said that Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme was started in the country in 2016 and under this programme, kidney patient treatment has been done in every district hospital and dialysis has been done at a free of cost.

“But Assam was far behind to implement this programme. The programme was launched in 2016, but we hadn’t able to implement it in our state. We hadn’t private sector partner. Recently, we have tied up with the Apollo hospital and Apollo hospital will run this programme at 18 hospitals in the state. Union government will reimburse the cost to Apollo hospital through the Assam government. Kidney patient will get it free. We will launch this programme on June 14 at Nalbari,” Sarma said.


(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)


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