Patients who need to undergo dialysis are in for a relief as Ambamata Satellite hospital is now equipped with dialysis unit. The unit has been installed in the first floor of Sunder Singh Bhandari Satellite hospital in Ambamata area.
Dialysis unit worth 25 lakh rupees has begun in Ambamata bringing much relief for kidney patients. There is a provision of free dialysis for women and senior citizens. As of now, kidney patients have to wait for 35 to 40 days for their turn of dialysis in MB Hospital. As per Satellite hospital incharge Dr.Sampat Kothari, women, senior citizens, Bhamashah-Astha-BPL card holders etc. can avail the benefit of free dialysis here. Rest all need to pay a nominal charge of 963 rupees as agreement charges. The dialysis unit is yet to be formally inaugurated. A company from Kolkata has been given the charge of handling and repair/maintenance of the dialysis unit.
As per Dr. Mukesh Badjatya, Nephrologist in MB hospital, more than 4000 patients undergo dialysis every year in MB Hospital. Around 2000 people go to other hospitals. MB Hospital has a waiting list for 35 to 40 days. Geetanjali Hospital, Pacific, GBH American hospital, Kalpana Nursing Home etc. are among a few hospitals where around 100 patients undergo dialysis in 2 to 3 shifts per day.