Raipur. Under the National Free Dialysis Programme, the Government is providing a free dialysis facility in eight hospitals. Patients suffering from kidney problems have to undergo frequent dialysis for a long time. This places a huge financial burden on them. Due to the availability of dialysis facilities at the local level, the patients do not have to go far. Thus, saving labor, money and time for patients and their families. During Coronavirus, when public transport facilities got closed due to the lock-down, at that time, these facilities at the local level, were a great relief to the patients.
National Health Mission, Chhattisgarh will expand dialysis facilities in ten more district hospitals of the state. For this, the Health Department has sought information from Gariaband, Raipur, Dhamtari, Janjgir, Narayanpur, Balod, Bastar, Dantewada, Rajnandgaon, Surajpur, Bijapur, Mungeli and Kabirdham. The Government plans to make this facility available in all district hospitals of the state in a phased manner.
Health Minister T.S. Singhdeo is committed to provide better health facilities in all areas of the state. Under his leadership, the Health Department is taking New initiatives to provide good medical services even in remote areas.
The National Health Mission is providing a Free dialysis facility in Durg, Kanker, Korba, Bilaspur and Mahasamund from the year 2020. The administration has also started this facility in Jashpur and Surguja in June this year. Under the National Free Dialysis Program, a total of 19 thousand 674 dialysis sessions have been conducted in eight government hospitals so far. 4595 in Durg District Hospital, 4191 in Korba District Hospital, 3874 in Kanker District Hospital, 3103 in CIMS Bilaspur, 2331 in Mahasamund District Hospital, 993 in Surguja District Hospital, 513 in Jashpur District Hospital and 74 in Bilaspur Covid Hospital.