Much to the relief of kidney patients requiring dialysis in Union Territory of J&K, Health & Medical Education Department has made dialysis centres operational in all the 20 districts.
Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dullo while giving details about the progress made in this regard, said that these centres have been established under Prime Minister’s National Dialysis Program (PMNDP) under the umbrella of National Health Mission in the District Hospitals namely Govt. Hospital Gandhi Nagar Jammu, DH Poonch, DH Udhampur, DH Kishtwar, DH Ramban, DH Reasi, DH Samba in Jammu Division and DH Budgam, DH Pulwama, DH Ganderbal, DH Shopian, DH Kulgam, DH Bandipora, JLNM Hospital Srinagar & SDH Kupwara from Kashmir Division and Associated Hospitals of New Govt. Medical Colleges at Baramulla, Anantnag, Doda, Rajouri & Kathua.
Dullo said under NHM free of cost dialysis sessions are conducted for patients from below poverty line (BPL) economic group and for non BPL patients the benefit of accessing the services close to the community at the district hospitals at subsidized rates of Rs 950 per session is being provided.