With the aim to provide free dialysis treatments across Odisha, Fairfax India Charitable Foundation joins hands with the State's government offering 127 dialysis machines to offer free dialysis services to unreachable parts of the state where there are no or poor dialysis facilities available for patients.
Speaking regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between both the parties, Abraham Alapatt, CEO, Fairfax India Charitable Foundation said, "This is a part of the larger Fairfax India Group level commitment to raise the resources between our companies, friends and well-wishers to support a self-sustaining low cost dialysis program in parts of India where patients today have no or limited access to this lifesaving service. The MoU we are signing today with the National Health Mission of Odisha will enable access to quality dialysis services free of cost by delivering more than 110,000 dialysis sessions per year."
He further added, "Our target is to deploy 1000 machines with carefully chosen 150 centres. This will be capable of collectively offering 900,000 dialysis sessions per year at costs that are about 40% lower than current market rates. Our mission is to serve the poorest Indians who need dialysis the most. This partnership will include over 465 machines deployed across government district hospitals in 10 states via a unique PPP model - in partnership with the Ministry of Health and carefully chosen private service providers in each state."