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Construction of Ncell supported dialysis center completes 

 
Kathmandu, July 28 
 
Construction of Day Care Dialysis Centre supported by Ncell at Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) has been completed. This has enabled the hospital to enhance its capacity to operate health services for kidney patients. 
 
As health problems related to kidney has been rising alarmingly, Ncell in 2014 had provided financial support to the leading health institution of the country TU Teaching Hospital with an aim to enable the people to access critical renal health care services within the country. The newly completed Kidney Day Care and Dialysis Centre has capacity to accommodate 16 dialysis machines, and it is equipped with RO water treatment facilities. 
 
“Operation of the Center will contribute to improve people’s access to kidney health care services. It will enhance service delivery capabilities of the hospital, also strengthening the national policy in the treatment of outdoor basis,” said Prof. Dr. Prem Krishna Khadga, deputy director of TUTH. “We will have to install new dialysis machines so that more kidney patients could benefit from the newly constructed Centre.” 
 
Currently, the hospital has been providing dialysis services from its existing day care dialysis with three dialysis machines and 25-30 patients have been receiving service per day. The hospital will soon add four more dialysis machines, increasing the number of dialysis machines to seven as a part of its plan to increase service capacity, Dr Khadga added.
 
Ncell had support construction of the new Center as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR). The company has provided financial support of NPR 15 million for the construction of the Centre on the third floor of Surgical OPD building of TU Teaching Hospital. Apart from building the infrastructure wherein 16 dialysis machines can be installed, the company has also supported to install the RO water treatment system essential for dialysis service. A patient friendly lift having capacity to serve 20 persons at a time has also been installed under this project. 
 
Kidney disease has emerged as major public health concerns in the country. It is estimated that 9% to 10% of Nepali people suffer from kidney related problems and at least 90% of kidney patients are suffering from both kidney failures. As a consequence, demands for hemodialysis has been increasing significantly. The government has been unveiling a plan to provide free dialysis service to kidney patients.  
 
“It gives us great pleasure to equip the hospital with basic infrastructure required to serve people suffering from kidney diseases,” said Simon Perkins, managing director of Ncell. “We hope that this support will help the hospital to step up its capacity to provide kidney care services to general people in accordance with the government plan.”
 
Ncell had provided the support to the hospital under its corporate social initiative ‘We Care’. Under this initiative, the company has also provided support to Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center (MCVTC) in Maharajgunj to set up world-class cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units (ICUs).





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