By writer to www.thehindu.com
The Authorities Kilpauk Medical Faculty (KMC) Hospital has launched single-use dialysis coverage. On this, disposable dialyser and AV tubings for every dialysis can be put in place below the Chief Minister’s Complete Well being Insurance coverage Scheme (CMCHIS).
In response to a press launch, the primary centre for upkeep haemodialysis, another for sufferers with finish stage kidney ailments who don’t have an acceptable kidney donor for renal transplantation, was established at Madras Medical Faculty in 2010.
The power was made accessible at KMC since 2019. Nevertheless, all dialysis items adopted reuse coverage during which the dialyser and AV tubings had been reused for eight to 10 occasions for every affected person.
This led to heavy chemical publicity for sufferers in addition to for docs, nurses and technicians.
To cut back the chemical publicity and enhance the standard of dialysis, KMC has, for the primary time within the State, launched single-use dialysis coverage, the discharge mentioned.
The hospital performs 1,000 dialysis monthly.
T. Balasubramaniyan, professor and head, Division of Nephrology, KMC, mentioned all consumables used within the dialysis can be disposable.
“The dialyser, which is called synthetic kidney, and tubings might be used as soon as. Earlier, these consumables had been used after being washed utilizing chemical substances. We’re launching this on a pilot foundation at KMC. Based mostly on its success and cost-effectiveness, it might be expanded to different components of the State,” he mentioned.
Well being Secretary J. Radhakrishnan, Director of Medical Training R. Narayana Babu and KMC dean R. Shanthimalar had been current on the inauguration on Monday.
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