Rotary Club of Venugram-Belgaum, Rotary District: 3170 and Rotary Club of Woodbridge USA Rotary Dist7980: with the support from Rotary International-Foundation are setting up a Dialysis Center at Karnataka Health Institute (KHI Ghataprabha). KHI is a charitable Institute which provides medical facilities on sustainable cost or where it is absolutely necessary free of cost also. The location was chosen considering KHI’s accessibility to the rural public which is well connected by Rail and Road network.
Objective of the Project:
The purpose of the project is to provide Dialysis treatment to the economically weaker section of the society who require treatment for renal issues/ malfunctioning of the Kidney`s.
In the rural areas the initial diagnosis does not take place because of the affordable diagnostic centre’s do not exist. Under such scenario patients go into renal failures which require constant dialysis process. As per the available data from the Govt. sources about 40-50 patients wait for their turn to get affordable/subsidized treatment. This data establishes the need of the treatment for needy poor patients with in a approachable distance.
The team realized that such facilities are either non-existent or very poor in number. To give better medical care facilities especially for the treatment on Dialysis procedure this Grant has been obtained.
KHI… Karnataka Health Institute, who is pioneer in medical care facilities for over 75 years rendering its services to the poor patients at most affordable/sustainable cost. The institute is also known for charitable medical services to the real needy one’s. Info gathered was reviewed and found that the Dialysis machines planned under this program add facilities to treat renal failure diseases. The team came to a conclusion that providing facilities at Karnataka Health Institute Ghataprabha located within rural area is a viable option.
The current medical set up with trained and experienced dialysis staff will be able to manage the day to day procedures.
In addition a memorandum of understanding is agreed with Qualified Nephrologist working in Belgaum to visit KHI to visit KHI periodically or provide specialist support as and when required.
The ROTAR KHI Dialysis Centre is provided with state of the art “Fresenius Make Dialysis Units-German Make” and popular RO system from Hitech Kolhapur who have supplied number of such units in Kolhapur,
With the current set up and 12-14 hrs work pattern Centre will be able to provide procedure for
approx 70 people suffering from renal failure and if the required goes up on 24X7 work pattern another 20 to 25 needy people can also be accommodated.
Rotary KHI Dialysis Centre is going to be inaugurated on 21st October 2022 at 10am
Chief Guest for the inaugural function is Past District Governor Rotarian Gourish Dhond in the august presence of Dr. Ghanashyam Vaidya Chief Medical officer KHI, District Governor Venkatesh Deshpande, District Governor nominee Rotarian Sharad Pai,President of Rotary Venugram Rotarian Umesh Ramgurwadi.
Mahesh Angolkar, Neelima Kaushal, Vinaykumar Balikai, Aravind Khadabadi played an important role in the said project.