Kathmandu- Nawalparasi (East of Bardghat Susta) Dialysis service has started at Madhyabindu District Hospital in Danda, Nawalpur. The information officer of the hospital, Chabilal Subedi, informed that the dialysis service was started after the installation and testing of the necessary equipment to provide dialysis service from the district hospital.
Health and Population Minister of Gandaki Province Madhu Adhikari Gurung inaugurated the service. Kidney patients will now receive the service free of charge from the district hospital. Four devices have been installed in the district hospital to provide this service. He said that this service can be provided to up to 12 people in a day in the hospital. Information Officer Subedi said that currently only three devices are operating.
He said that services will be provided to up to three people daily as it is in the initial stage. “Currently, we have run only one shift, so we can provide dialysis services to three people, if the shift is increased according to need, more services can be provided”, said Information Officer Subedi. He says that one device will be kept in reserve and service will be provided from three.
Even though the equipment arrived earlier, the service could not be started for a long time. The service could not be started even after the installation and testing of the equipment was completed in the hospital to be monitored and listed free of charge by the insurance board. Although there is no monitoring by the insurance board, the service has been started by bearing the expenses incurred by the social service unit of the hospital. “We have started the work to provide free services to the clients and the expenses will be borne by the social services unit”, said Subedi, the information officer of the hospital, “The work to be monitored by the insurance board and listed for free is still pending.” By the end of June, all necessary preparations were completed and preparations were made to provide services from the district hospital. But there was a problem in starting the service as there was a charge for providing the service without listing it for free.