DM Healthcare launches dialysis centre in Kerala
Dubai, July 28, 2011
DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare group in the Middle East and India, has inaugurated a community dialysis centre in Trivandrum, Kerala, the first non-profit dialysis centre in the city.
An initiative of DM Foundation in association with the Jubilee Memorial Hospital and Kshema Foundation, the Community Dialysis Centre was inaugurated by Adoor Prakash, Minister for Health, Government of Kerala, in presence of Rev Dr Susai Pakiam, Arch Bishop Latin Diocese, Dr Azad Moopen, chairman, DM Healthcare and, Rev Fr Andrews Cosmos MD. The centre is located at the Jubilee Memorial Hospital in Trivandrum.
DM Foundation has made a contribution of Rs 50 lakhs ($108,905.6) towards the establishment of the centre, which aims to aid the community by providing easy accessibility of quality healthcare in the region. It will offer free dialysis to patients who are in need of financial support.
Commenting on the opening of the dialysis Centre, Dr Moopen said: “One of the most rampant health issues we face is kidney failure, which enforces a lifetime of dependency on dialysis for survival. Unfortunately, dialysis is not accessible for most patients in the low income strata, who are faced with inferior quality life and early death. It is our social responsibility to provide some solace to these unfortunate people. With a view to lend possible help and solace to the suffering kidney patients and their families, DM Foundation, Jubilee Memorial Hospital and Kshema Foundation have joined hands to set up the Community Dialysis Centre in Trivandrum. We aim to set up more such centres across Kerala as a part of our CSR initiative.”
“Four centres in Kerala are already functional including this one and efforts are being made to extend this service to all districts of Kerala. All these centres will be ‘not for profit’ and will focus on providing free / subsidised dialysis for deserving patients,” Dr Moopen added. -TradeArabia News Service
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