More than 2.3 lakh poor patients have availed the Centre’s free dialysis scheme in the last two years.

The Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP), which was rolled out in 2016, provides free dialysis care to the patients in district hospitals, in collaboration with private partners, through the PPP mode. At present, this facility is available in 500 district hospitals. As per the provisions, the private partner provides medical human resource, dialysis machine along with ‘reverse osmosis’ (RO) water plant infrastructure, dialyzer and consumables, while the space, power, and water supply within the district hospitals are provided by the state government. As per reports from the state governments, more than 2.3 lakh patients have availed this scheme till March this year, with 22 lakh dialysis sessions, for which more than Rs 330 crore has been approved. Most of the patients who availed the scheme were from West Bengal (more than 42,000 patients), followed by Gujarat (more than 35,000 patients). Puducherry, despite being a small state, reported more than 10,500 beneficiaries. In 2016, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced the scheme in the annual Budget, saying it would be made available through the PPP mode under the National Health Mission. This is to be noted that more than 2.2 lakh new patients of end stage renal disease get added in India every year. As a result there is additional demand of 3.4 crore dialysis session.

There are about 4,950 dialysis centre, mostly in private sector and big cities. As a result, getting dialysis service becomes a huge burden on people living in far-away areas. Every dialysis session costs about Rs 2,000, with annual expenditure of more than Rs 3 lakh.

Replies to “More than 2 lakh patients used Centre’s free dialysis schemes in two years”

  1. Wish all the best of PM Narendra Modi. We are all with you , go ahead , 2019 is the best result wait for us.

  2. Please publish lists of District hospitals where this facility is available along with eligibility criteria.

  3. This is very good steps taken by government and I really appreciate Modi government that helped all those poor people that really have the need of dialysis.
    Because my wife aged 26 years is suffering from kidney disease so I understand the pain and problem of this disease.

  4. A great step. But how to the list of hospitals tied in the scheme. Who are elegible to take this free test?

  5. मैं आपसे अभी तक यही अनुरोध कर रहा हूं कि कम से कम प्रधानमंत्री आवास योजना दिया जाए छुट्टी में सुख शांति से राष्ट्र को और मेरा घर छक्का पंजा सके इसीलिए मैं आपसे इस कमेंट में बोल रहे हैं कि हमारे मंत्री साहब को पहुंचना चाहिए जय भारत जय भीम लखविंदर कुमार घर के रसिया थाना गंगा ब्रिज जिला वैशाली अशोक नागर हाजीपुर अंचल राघवपुर जरा जगह दरखास भेजा गया है अभी तक कोई भी सॉन्ग ऑन नहीं है इसीलिए हम अपने मोबाइल से कमेंट में लिख करके आपके पास भेज रहा हूं कि आप कम से कम मुझे सहायता करेंगे इसलिए मैं आपका सदा आभारी रहूंगा पिता श्री शिवजी दास 7654455460

  6. Dear sir, can you please let me know if the similar free dialysis program present in Mangalore (Karnataka state) If present in which hospital in Mangalore ,since my brother is suffering from kidney failure and not able to bear the expense of dialysis.

    1. Just enquire at any Government hospital and they will let you know. In small town like KUMTA in Uttara Kannada district has this free dialysis facility at Govt. Hospital

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