Hyderabad: City-based NGO Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Relief Foundation Trust has achieved a milestone of ten lakh dialysis, a record unheard of by a non-profit organization anywhere in the country.
Established in 2009 by a group of like-minded individuals in the city, the trust has been offering dialysis at Rs 300 against Rs 1200 to Rs 3000, charged by Corporate Hospitals.
A felicitation program to express gratitude to donors, supporters, suppliers, and employees is being organized on November 13, The event that will be held at Imperial Gardens will be graced by its chief guest, MAUD minister KT Rama Rao.
Stating that the purpose of announcing the achievement was only to motivate others and to set an example, Chairman, P.C. Parakh said that the trust has helped establish 14 centres across the country. The trust has also provided technical support and helped to establish dialysis in the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkatta, Mysore, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Bhuj, and other states. The trust also provides injections required to maintain hemoglobin and iron levels at highly subsidized prices.
Considering the increasing demand for treatment and to reduce travel time for patients the trust is planning to establish three more centres, at Suchitra, Cherlapally, and Secunderabad. Currently, they have 189 machines installed with four shifts.
“It costs around Rs 2.5 crores to set up one centre and each machine costs Rs 4.5 lakhs and all that is achieved through donations from the trustee members and other donors,” said a trustee Gautam Chand. “The Bhagwan Mahavir Jain Relief Foundation Trust is proposing to set up a state of the art cancer and diagnostic centre to provide treatment and diagnostics at highly subsidised prices,” he added.