The civic-run Yeshwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital,which has been in an expansion mode for the past three years,will get two more dialysis machines. A proposal to this effect is before the civic standing committee,which will take the final decision on Saturday.
The two dialysis machines are being procured as two machines have become defunct after being in use for 10 years. Each machine costs around Rs 13 lakh, said standing committee member Babu Nair. YCMH superintendent Dr Anand Jagdale said the hospital had four dialysis machines,but two have outlived their utility.
Therefore,we had requested for two new machines. The administration has agreed to get them, he said. Dr Jagdale said as compared to private hospitals,the cost of dialysis on an individual is much lower at YCMH.
We charge Rs 330 for performing dialysis on a patient. The same goes beyond Rs 1,500 in private hospitals, he said. At least 10 patients visit YMCH for dialysis everyday.
Meanwhile,the standing committee meeting today paid homage to Sadhana Amte,widow of social activist Baba Amte,who passed away recently.