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- Middle for Kidney Illnesses and Urology Hospital based in 2014
- Kidney transplant prices solely round Tk210,000
- Comply with-ups free
- Founder Dr Kamrul Islam has performed most kidney transplants in nation
- 500-600 sufferers avail free exams every month
The Middle for Kidney Illnesses and Urology Hospital (CKDU) within the capital’s Shyamoli is housed in an unassuming six-storey constructing.
A big signal boldly declares that this constructing, with a façade mimicking different residences, is certainly a hospital. The power doesn’t shrink back from being much less flashy; substance over model reigns right here, with the CKDU boasting among the dialysis machines within the nation.
These not within the know could also be fast to have an opinion of the hospital. Right here, consolation takes a backseat to value.
High quality, nonetheless, will not be compromised. Physician Kamrul Islam, founding father of the CKDU, has performed probably the most kidney transplants within the nation – a staggering 1,004.
A kidney transplant units one again solely round Tk2 lakh.
The quantity is not only for the transplant. It takes into consideration the donor’s remedy, the drugs concerned and the free follow-ups. An analogous operation, inclusive of all prices, would set one again round Tk5 lakh at non-public hospitals. For public hospitals, the transplant alone would value Tk2 lakh.
For its sufferers, the CKDU saves lives and it does so on the most inexpensive value.
Sujan Miah, 29, of Kishoreganj suffered 50% injury to 2 kidneys in 2018. On the time, he was working in Dubai and the medical prices grew to become insufferable. He quickly moved again to Bangladesh.
He didn’t have the Tk15 lakh required to bear a kidney transplant in India, the place he had initially deliberate to go. In February 2019, an acquaintance directed him to the CKDU. Sujan’s elder brother Fazlu Miah donated a kidney and Sujan is now residing a wholesome life.
Your entire transplant value Sujan solely Tk2 lakh.
Like Sujan, Abdul Alim, 33, discovered in 2018 that his two kidneys had been broken. Eight months of dialysis, injections and medicines value him round Tk10 lakh at totally different hospitals across the nation, together with those in Dhaka.
In December, he had a kidney transplant on the CKDU at a value of Tk210,000. He has since been wholesome, having required follow-up remedies for 3 years and two months. Now, he has bKash and Flexiload dealerships.
The work the CKDU has completed through the years has been termed exceptional by its sufferers. For individuals who can’t afford the big, non-public hospitals – right here or overseas – the CKDU is the popular choice.
The hospital has grown beneath the supervision of Professor Dr Kamrul Islam, the founding father of the CKDU.
Dr Kamrul advised The Enterprise Commonplace that he had noticed that there have been many non-public hospitals within the nation for prosperous members of society, who may select to go overseas. However these didn’t cater to the poor and center class individuals, round 80% of the nation’s inhabitants.
“For them, there may be our Middle for Kidney Illnesses and Urology Hospital,” he mentioned.
Established in 2014, the hospital does 4 kidney transplants every week on common.
“Our hospital can’t present an surroundings like an enormous hospital, however high quality of remedy is ensured. There are among the greatest dialysis machines right here, with superior machines used for remedy. We provide high quality, nevertheless it comes at the price of consolation. Everybody needs to serve the prosperous; there isn’t a one for the poor. I made this hospital for them,” Kamrul proudly declared.
Low-cost remedy, free observe up
The price of a kidney transplant within the CKDU is Tk210,000. This consists of the price of the donor and the affected person’s operation, the affected person’s kidney being saved within the ICU for 14 days, the donor’s medicines, and the physician’s bills. The identical transplant prices round Tk12-15 lakh in neighbouring India.
Dr Kamrul Islam doesn’t cost any surgeon payment for transplants.
Proceeds from different remedies – kidney stone leakage, stone remedy, most cancers surgical procedure, prostate Surgical procedure and different urological surgical interventions – are spent on kidney transplants to subsidise the price.
Sufferers are additionally given free follow-up exams. In accordance with hospital information, 500-600 sufferers come each month free of charge exams price Tk3.5 lakh.
Sujan Mia and Abdul Alim observe up on the CKDU each month and do all of the exams free of charge and present the stories to Kamrul.
Kamrul mentioned a affected person’s kidney stays wholesome for a chronic interval because of the follow-ups. If a cost was levied on these, then a big portion of individuals wouldn’t come for follow-up exams after transplants.
The 50-bed CKDU boasts a 22-bed dialysis unit, with the remedy provided at Tk1,500. The price of an ICU mattress is between Tk7,000-9,000.
1,000 transplants in subsequent 5 years
Kamrul started doing kidney transplants in September 2007. To this point, he has completed 1,004 transplants in 14 years. Within the subsequent 5 years, he needs to do 1,000 extra.
Kamrul mentioned transplants had been being completed day-after-day in neighbouring nations, however solely 4 may very well be completed within the hospital per week. “We’re working in the direction of doing transplants day-after-day. We’re working to do round 200 transplants a 12 months,” he mentioned.
Along with his personal hospital, he has additionally labored for the Kidney Institute, Dhaka Medical and the Mixed Navy Hospital when mandatory. Docs and nurses at these hospitals have additionally been skilled by him.
Such is his dedication that whereas the nation got here to a standstill in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Kamrul was busy performing over 250 kidney transplants at the moment.
His work is endless, however that does not appear to trouble him.
“I need all hospitals to have the ability to do transplants. I wish to take the ache away from kidney sufferers.”
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