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COVID-19 in India Emergency Dialysis Fund

COVID-19 in India Emergency Dialysis Fund

India has recorded the highest average of new COVID-19 cases anywhere in the world. 

The surge of infections caused by COVID 19 in India has overwhelmed the already fragile health care system and driven it to the point of collapse.  Dialysis treatments for chronic kidney disease have been severely impacted. India is seeing an average of over 2000 deaths per day, over 32,000 new cases daily and close to 16 million recorded cases.  As India’s challenged health care system struggles, many more cases of death and disease are unrecorded and the situation is truly desperate for many people in need. Together we can support a solution to ease this dire situation.

Donate at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadians-sharing-locally-and-globally/campaign/dialysis-equipment-for-south-india/
Our hospitals are over capacity coping with the surge in covid and dialysis patients

Prior to the outbreak of the second wave, the number of deaths attributable to Chronic Kidney Disease in India rose

Prior to the outbreak of the second wave, the number of deaths attributable to Chronic Kidney Disease in India rose from 0.59 million in 1990 to 1.18 million in 2016. The rise of the variant in India has only compounded deaths and treatments of kidney disease. Data on incidence and prevalence of kidney failure remain estimates because there are no kidney failure registries. The Million Death Study estimated the number of kidney failure deaths to be 136,000 in 2015. A 2018 estimate put the number of patients on chronic dialysis in India at about 175,000, giving a prevalence of 129 per million population. A systematic review estimated that about two thirds of all patients with kidney failure died without receiving dialysis in 2010.

Crowded covid wards for fortunate patients

We want to increase the availability of dialysis equipment

We want to increase the availability of dialysis equipment for patients in Vellore District, South India. Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally’s goal is to donate one more dialysis machine to the Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Center Dialysis Unit. That will bring our total donation to six life extending machines to help to stem the outbreak of the disease throughout Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Pre-covid image of our dialysis unit in india

The Dialysis Unit currently has over 35 dialysis machines

The Dialysis Unit currently has over 35 dialysis machines operating nearly constantly to treat patients that are often well below the poverty level. Clients are travelling from all over the state and from abroad for this excellent quality service at subsidized or free cost. Many of the current dialysis patients could not receive treatment anywhere else within a 200 Kilometer range.    Each of the dialysis units works almost around the clock to extend the life of several people each day.

A crowded waiting room

Your generous donation will contribute to the purchase of 1 more dialysis machine that will extend the lives and quality of living for people with Chronic Kidney Disease during Covid.

Donate here through our Covid-19 in India Emergency Dialysis Fund

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