since the start of operations of the Silver Jubilee Rotary Dialysis Center (SJRDC) in Bhatkal, Karnataka. To commemorate 25 years of community service in Bhatkal, the Rotary Club of Bhatkal established this special medical facility in the town to serve the requirements of patients of chronic renal disease.
Formal inaugaration by Bhatkal MLA, Shri Mankal Vaidya in the presence of Dr. G.N. Ashok Kumar (DHO – Karwar), Dr. Mayur Prabhu (Consulting Nephrologist – KMC, Mangalore), Shri Gaurav Porwal (MD – Sparsha Nephorocare, Hyderabad), Rotarians, eminent citizens of the town, patients and a large group of well wishers .
Rs. 30 lakh
spent by the Club (US$ 45,454) which it collected as donations. The following equipment was installed: 4 dialysis machines, RO water treatment plant & infrastructure like 4 dialysis beds, air- conditioning units, medical stores facility, sanitation & sterilization units.
dialysis sessions conducted so far. Until now patients from Bhatkal and nearby places had to visit towns like Kundapur, Udupi, Manipal and Mangalore to undergo dialysis treatment, involving unreasonable amount of strain and travel fatigue as well as unavoidable travel expenses.
amount patients pay for a Dialysis.
what patients from Bhatkal and nearby places had to pay on an average to visit towns like Kundapur, Udupi, Manipal and Mangalore to undergo dialysis treatment.
dialysis sessions carried out in Dec 2016 - the most so far in a single month.