From: Samarth Foundation
Date: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Subject: Fwd: Dialysis Machine Inauguration at Bangalore Kidney Foundation.
Since the time that a dialysis machine was gifted to Rangadore Memorial Hospital, we had started (in July) funding the dialysis of Rajasekar (son of a taxi driver) at the hospital.
Rajasekar (age: in his 20's) was undergoing dialysis at some other hospital in Bangalore which was not only more expensive but also less effective. As a result he was feeling too weak and drained out to go out and work.
His father and brother (both cab drivers) were working overtime to fund the home and his dialysis.
Once the dialysis at RMH began, he found that he was feeling more energetic and when we met him, we found that he was actually an engineering graduate and a specialist in UNIX support at IT offices ! He was now able to attend job interviews and secured a job (in his field of expertise) and one which also gives him the flexibility of attending both office and dialysis sessions ! The family burden has also reduced.
(Not only are dialysis costs borne by Samarth, but some sessions are given free by BKF)
Rajasekar is an example of how BKF and RMH meet their twin goals:
1. Provide High Quality dialysis at low cost. Their motto: 5 Star quality at Darshini cost. (Darshini - term for roadside eatery in Bangalore)
2. Enable Kidney patients to (resume) work and be productive members of society.
We are happy to have partnered with BKF & RMH and we recently also paid Rs 1 lakh for the AMC of some dialysis machines.
If some of you might be interested in a visit to the impressive hospital, let us know we will plan a visit some day.