A dialysis center has been set up at Hetauda Hospital for kidney patients.
The dialysis service has been started at the hospital after Hetauda Sub-metropolis provided two and Unilever Pvt. Ltd. provided two free dialysis machines and Shivam Cement provided one free dialysis machine.
Hari Bahadur Mahat, chief of the sub-metropolis, said that three kidney patients underwent dialysis for the first time on Monday.
Mayor Mahat also informed that the sub-metropolis has made a policy of allocating additional budget to provide quality treatment services to the patients suffering from kidney disease including covid infection in the hospital.
Vice Chancellor of Madan Bhandari Institute of Health Sciences Pvt. Dr. Bishwaraj Joshi said that the general public in remote areas should be made aware as about 3,000 people are infected with kidney disease in the country every year. He said that the Madan Bhandari Institute of Health Sciences has a policy to effectively mobilize the local bodies to raise public awareness about the need to visit health facilities for regular health check-ups.
He informed that the Madan Bhandari Institute of Health Sciences would formulate a plan in collaboration with the federal government to improve the quality of heart disease, cancer and pediatric treatment and surgery services at Hetauda Hospital within a few months.