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Siddhivinayak Smiles On Dialysis Patients
on 2013/4/29 16:50:24 ( 1609 reads )


MUMBAI, April 27 2013 (DNA India): The Siddhivinayak Temple trust has decided to set up a state-of-the-art dialysis centre close to the Prabhadevi temple, where patients can have a dialysis done at just US$4.61 per cycle (compared to an average cost in the United States of $500/treatment). At present, patients have to shell out $22 to $28 for each cycle of dialysis. The temple has tied up with an NGO, Shri Veera Desai Jain Sangh, which runs a similar dialysis centre in Andheri, to get its 22-bed centre put together.The NGO, which has a budget of $553,000, will also appoint the health experts needed to run the centre. "We will charge patients the minimum fee. The rest of the expenses will be borne by the temple and us," explains Chetan Vora, trustee of the NGO. The Sangh and the temple administration have signed a memorandum of understanding to have the centre up and running by July. Mangesh Shinde, CEO of the temple administration, says the decision was spurred by the realization to have a sub-centre within Mumbai for conducting dialysis procedures.

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