Chennai to get one more dialysis unit tomorrow

Chennai: Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC), Freemasons Lodge Accountants No.194 and Tanker Foundation are inaugurating a new free dialysis unit on Saturday (11 July) at The Urban Community Health Centre, at Zone -15-796, VOC Street, East Coast Road, Cholamandal Artists Village, Injambakkam.

According to a press release, this is a joint effort of the Greater Chennai Corporation which has provided the infrastructure, and Freemasons Lodge through its charitable trust and the Tanker Foundation which will be managing and running the unit. This is the 10th dialysis unit which will be run by Tanker.

Lodge Accountants Charitable Trust has equipped this centre with 10 dialysis machines and all medical equipment and accessories to a tune of Rs one crore. This project is part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Freemasons Lodge Accountants No.194.

“Almost 2.5 lakh people die of kidney failure in India every year. It is the third-largest killer after malignancy and heart disease. Millions suffer from some form of kidney disease and many of them, particularly in India cannot afford the cost of treatment or care,” added the release.