Assam: 20 more hospitals for free kidney dialysis under National Dialysis Programme


GUWAHATI: Kidney patients can avail free kidney dialysis service in 20 new hospitals in Assam under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme. State health, finance, and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma during a press meet on Saturday in Assam Secretariat stated that the new hospitals will be ready in the next sixty days.

Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Already there are 20 hospitals where one can avail free kidney dialysis and now we are adding 20 more hospitals in the list. A total of 55,168 patients have availed free Hemodialysis service so far.”

Hemodialysis (HD, commonly known as blood dialysis): In HD, the blood is filtered through a machine that acts like an artificial kidney and is returned back into the body. HD needs to be performed in a designated dialysis centre. It is usually needed about 3 times per week, with each episode taking about 3-4 hours.

The newly added hospitals are:

1.Dr. Ravi Boro Civil Hospital, Mushalpur.

2. S.M. Dev Civil Hospital, Cachar

3.Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital, Guwahati.

4.Jagiroad Paper Mill Hospital

5.Gohpur SDCH

6.Margherita Civil Hospital

7.SK Roy Civil Hospital, Hailakandi

8.Lumding Civil Hospital

9.Barpeta Road FRU

10.Rangia Model Hospital

11.R N B Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar

12.Haflong Civil Hospital

13.Bajali subdivisional civil hospital

14.Bilasipara Sub Divisional Civil Hospital

15.Charaideo Rajapukhuri Civil Hospital

16.Garmur civil hospital, Majuli

17.Bokajan Civil Hospital

18.Jorhat FRU

19.Sadiya FRU

20. Singimari Model Hospital