- The All India Chemist and Druggist Association, Maharashtra, has decided to donate free dialysis medicines to new dialysis centres in the state.
- The medicines will be donated free of cost to these dialysis centres for the entire year, as per their requirement.
- The Charity Commissioner of Maharashtra has appealed to the Chemist association to donate medicines which will benefit the poor and needy patients.
Due to lifestyle changes, a large number of people suffer from kidney-related ailments. To cater to the increasing number of dialysis patients, the Charity Commissioner has decided to build a dialysis centre in every district. In the first phase, the Charity Commissioner will install five dialysis centres in the state.
As the dialysis treatment is expensive, the poor and needy people, from the rural areas cannot afford it and leave the treatment mid-way. So, the charity commissioner has appealed the chemist association to donate free drugs for the treatment.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Jagannath Shinde, President of the All Indian Chemist and Druggist Association, said, “Everyday, the number of kidney ailment patients are increasing. People had to undergo dialysis thrice a week. In the rural area, people cannot afford such an expensive treatment. The state government has decided to build 12 dialysis centres across the state. So, the Chemist association has decided to donate free dialysis drugs to new dialysis centres.”
This initiative aims at providing free treatment to poor and needy patients.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Maharashtra Charity Commissioner, Shivkumar Dige, said, “Within the next six months, we are planning to build one dialysis centre in every district. For this, we are seeking help from various temple trusts and NGO’s. The chemist association has decided to provide dialysis medicines as per the requirement for one year. It will benefit thousands of poor and needy patients.”