After district hospital of Bhopal and the JP Hospital, three more government hospitals of the city would get dialysis facility soon. Collector Bhopal Nikunj Shrivastava organised a meeting in this regard here on Tuesday and instructed doctors and health department officers to start dialysis facility at the Katju, Bairagarh and Berasia hospitals.
Shrivastava also discussed issues related to installation of dialysis machines in the hospitals with the doctors present in the meeting and instructed chief medical and health officer (CMHO) and civil surgeon of JP Hospital to take suitable action in this regard.
Addressing the meeting, Shrivastava said currently there are six units of dialysis in JP Hospital and dialysis of only one patient is conducted every day on one machine.
He instructed the hospital administration to appoint more technical staff so that dialysis of at least two patients could be carried out every day on each machine.
He further said six more dialysis machines would be installed at JP Hospital soon. The budget for purchasing dialysis machines would be managed through MP Local Area Development Fund.
People’s support would also be enlisted for this purpose. Every dialysis machine would cost Rs 8 lakh approximately.
CMHO Dr Pankaj Shukla said out of 10 lakh people, at least 220 people required dialysis and if compared with the population of Bhopal, around 500 people require dialysis. He further said a patient undergoes dialysis twice in a week and kidney transplant is not so easy.
During the meeting , the collector also asked them to complete the work of electricity and lift at the children wing at JP Hospital as soon as possible.