• Haji Mofassil Ali Complex, Hojai, Assam – 782435
  • 03674 254 786
  • Haji Mufossil Ali Complex, Dist: Nagaon, Hojai, Assam 782435
  • 03674 254 786

Dialysis Treatment

Dialysis is one of the first technological innovations in medicine – and the only treatment that does not involve transplant, and yet allows a patient with end stage organ failure to live long, healthy and productive lives. Currently, about 2.4 million people are alive on dialysis worldwide. In India, dialysis is reserved for the very rich, or to those lucky enough to be eligible for full medical reimbursement. Everyone else faces crippling long term expenditure and descent into deep poverty. It is estimated that about 200,000 new patients develop end-stage kidney failure every year in India. Even though about 70-80% of them actually start dialysis, resource limitations force about two-thirds of the starters to withdraw and be condemned to death. Most of these patients are young, in the prime of their lives – family breadwinners or homemakers. Losing them has devastating impact not only on the families but brings down the productivity of entire society and reduces the national income.As the size of the middle class and people with “disposable incomes” has grown, the number of people seeking and staying on dialysis is increasing.

AJMAL FOUNDATION is involved with aiding the poor and needy patients, who are in urgent need of dialysis treatment. It provides monetary support on a regular basis to such patients. The affected patients are treated at Haji Abdul Majid Memorial hospital and Research Centre (HAMM RC), a part of AJMAL CSR, located in Hojai.

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Why is it so urgent?

The team of AJMAL FOUNDATION comes across many people who are suffering from kidney related problems. Some people, however, may have failed or damaged kidneys which cannot function properly, for which they need dialysis treatment. To take stock of the situation and to share the agonies of the helpless people, our team takes initiative to survey the rural areas and some of the nearby Hospitals including Haji Ajmal Ali Memorial Hospital & Research Centre. After interaction with the ailing people, the team observes that the affected people cannot go for costly medical treatments, mainly because of their poverty and lack of medical facilities. Many a times, the patient needs to travel to far away locations to avail the treatment.  In most of the cases, the only bread earner of the family is affected and resulted to augment the agony of the entire family.

How will we do it?

It is seen that many people suffer from illnesses related to the kidney throughout the country and Assam especially. People from various sections of the society approach the AJMAL FOUNDATION for monetary support to treat their illness. AJMAL FOUNDATION receives applications from many needy patients from across the state of Assam and outside. Our organization maintains a data bank in order to study and take remedial actions on the affected people. The affected masses are shortlisted and selected by AJMAL FOUNDATION, provided monetary support and send them to HAMM RC for treatment.

Project Evaluation

Project Coordinators guide the family of the patients on how to utilize the funds received. They are provided with the knowledge on kidney related illnesses, its causes and the ways to prevent it. The coordinators track each and every patient’s progress on a regular basis.

 

What have we done in the past?

AJMAL FOUNDATION successfully carried out dialysis treatment projects in the past for the financially backward section of the society. The project enabled the people who were in need of dialysis treatment avail the services at a lower cost. The same treatment is unfortunately very expensive in other commercial hospitals. Although the treatment is available at HAMMH RC, the affected patients often needed to avail the treatment thrice a week, which proves very costly. AJMAL FOUNDATION provided financial support to such patients. This project was carried out in 2016-17, consisting of 390 free dialyses. In 2017-18, 918 dialyses were carried out and still counting.

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