Facing acute shortage of Dialysis Machines in view of the mounting load, the Super Specialty Hospital, Jammu, will be provided with five more units so that more patients could avail the treatment.
"Two Dialysis Machines have already been received, while three more will soon be provided to the hospital, Dr SK Bali, Head, Department of Nephrology, Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H), Jammu, informed.
It may be mentioned that at present there are sixteen Dialysis Machines in the hospital.
Dr Bali said, "As per the government's decision, two machines lying in the Government Hospital, Sarwal were provided yesterday, while two Dialysis Machines lying in the Government Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, and one from Udhampur Hospital will be provided very soon".
He further informed, "The sixteen Dialysis Machines which were available in the Super Specialty Hospital were not sufficient enough to cater to the number of patients that are reported in the hospital for dialysis, and now with these additional machines, the problem will be solved to a large extent".
The load of patients has been increasing day by day, he said. Sources informed that the patients requiring Haemo Dialysis on a regular basis had to wait for days together due to insufficient number of machines.
They said that the machines which will be provided to the hospital were not being used since long in the respective hospitals.
As per figures, on an average around fifteen to twenty patients are reported in the hospital on a daily basis for dialysis. In a month, this number comes to around five hundred to six hundred patients who require Haemo Dialysis.
It may be mentioned that one patient takes at least four hours for a complete Haemo Dialysis. Last year, the hospital procured seven new high-tech Dialysis Machines like we have in AIIMS, Delhi, and PGI Chandigarh.