NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has tied up with seven private hospitals for its free dialysis scheme.
The hospitals — Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in Punjabi Bagh, Park Hospital in Meera Bagh, Dharamshila Narayana Hospital in Dallupura, Brahm Shakti Hospital in Budh Vihar, Mata Chanan Devi Hospital in Janakpuri, Kalra Hospital in Kirti Nagar and MSG Hospital in west Punjabi Bagh —have 101 dialysis machines.
A senior official said free dialysis will be provided to patients whose annual income is below Rs 3 lakh and have been residing in Delhi for the past three years.
“There is a scarcity of dialysis facility at public hospitals. The poor or even lower middle- class patients afflicted with kidney failure necessitating dialysis cannot afford private facility. The government scheme will help them,” the official added.
Sources said talks are on with more private facilities for a tie-up under which the state will pay the hospital at CGHS rate.