Two hospitals in Rupandehi start cost-free dialysis service

RUPANDEHI: Two hospitals in Rupandehi have started cost-free dialysis service under instruction from the Ministry of Health.

The cost-free service is now available at Gautam Buddha Community Heart Hospital in Butwal and Siddhartha Nagar City Hospital in Bhairahawa. They would also provide regular and routine health examinations and check-ups to the patients.

The patients have been advised to keep their check of their CBC, RFT, platelets, calcium, phosphorus, uric acid, lipid profile, total protein, albumin and blood sugar levels.

Gautam Buddha Hospital Chairman Ajaj Alam informed that the routine examination per patient costs Rs 40,000 annually.

The Hospital claims to be the first of its kind.

In Nepal, around 30 million or 10 per cent of the total population are suffering from some sort of kidney ailment. And around 300,000 kidney patients are suffering from chronic kidney ailment.