Less than 30% of kidney patients manage to get dialysis in India: Study

Need of the hour is to provide cost-effective, safe and equitable access to dialysis

BS B2B Bureau New Delhi


It is estimated that only less than 30 percent of patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease manage to receive dialysis in India, where almost 200,000 new patients need dialysis every year, according to new paper published in the Lancet.
The paper, titled ‘Ethical issues in dialysis therapy’, stated that efforts to provide affordable dialysis to those with end-stage kidney disease should be done in conjunction with more cost-effective efforts to prevent its development and reducing its progression using proven methodologies. 
Dr Vivekanand Jha, the lead author of the paper and executive director of the George Institute for Global Health, India, said, “The aim of equitable access to renal replacement therapy and best practice care for all patients with end-stage kidney disease presents major ethical, practical and economic challenges for health-care systems. These challenges include increasing access to dialysis, help

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First Published: Feb 28 2017 | 4:53 PM IST

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