• Free Dialysis Center - Lahore

Detailed Introduction

According to World Health Organization (WHO) kidney disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world. In Pakistan every year more than 150,000 persons suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), out of which more than 15,000kidneys-08.08.12 patients end up with complete renal failure. In such case, patients have only two options, -either a kidney transplant, or a regular dialysis, both too costly treatments. The third option for a poor patient is to wait for a slow death. Kidney transplant is a rare activity while dialysis is a long-term treatment. When a patient goes into dialysis, the whole family starts to suffer. The patient has to go for dialysis twice a week. A single dialysis session takes 2-3 hours a day. The patient needs to be accompanied by an attendant. Patients undergoing dialysis can’t keep a regular job. A patient has to pay about Rs. 2,000 to 3,000 for one time dialysis treatment. Obviously every patient is not in a position to bear this recurring financial burden for such a long time. Many patients have to sell off their house, shops, jewellery or all the saving of their lives in order to continue with their treatment. This situation calls the affluent and merciful people of our society to come forward for the help of the dying community.