HYDERABAD: A mosque in Hyderabad has allotted space on its premises for establishing a full-fledged hemodialysis unit. Masjid-e-Mohammadia, located in the Langar Houz area now houses a state-of-the-art free dialysis centre that mainly caters to the weaker sections of the society, regardless of caste and creed.
The centre, set up by two NGOs – Helping Hand Foundation and SEED US, has five latest Fresenius brand machines and will acquire five more machines in the next three months. The swanky centre, designed like a corporate hospital has separate access for dialysis patients and it is equipped with high-quality equipment, clinical care as well as facility to manage onsite emergencies.
The unit is being run under the medical supervision of Dr. Shoeb Ali Khan,leading consultant nephrologist and a kidney transplant surgeon. A medical doctor, ANMs, dialysis technicians and an ambulance will be available at the centre from 8 am to 8 pm on any given day. “We have invested about Rs 45 lakh for the initial setup of this unit. About Rs 2 lakh per month will be managed by Helping Hand Foundation,” said Mazhar Hussaini of SEED. To register for free dialysis, one can call Ph: 9603540864.