In a heartwarming Diwali gesture, the Thakur Charitable Trust in Virar is offering dialysis treatment at an unbelievably low cost of just ₹50. This initiative aims to alleviate the financial burden on families, ensuring that those in need can access crucial dialysis services without breaking the bank.
The initiative, spearheaded by the Thakur Charitable Trust, has opened a dialysis center at the Sanjeevani Hospital in Vasai’s western region. Named after the late Tara Devi and Harishchandra Thakur, the center is a ray of hope for those grappling with the high costs associated with dialysis treatments.
For individuals from economically weaker sections, the financial strain of dialysis, which amounts to Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 16,000 per month, can be overwhelming. This often leads to families facing economic hardships, with their entire budget being diverted towards medical expenses. Recognizing this predicament, Thakur Charitable Trust has taken a remarkable step by introducing dialysis at the nominal fee of ₹50.
The inauguration of this initiative marked the beginning of a new chapter in affordable healthcare. The first patient, representing countless others in need, received dialysis under this initiative, symbolizing hope and compassion.
The Thakur Charitable Trust’s endeavor is particularly noteworthy as it addresses a critical need in the community. Dialysis is a lifeline for many, and the exorbitant costs often act as a barrier to access this vital medical service. With 23 dialysis machines available at the center, it is expected to benefit up to 70 patients daily.
To put the affordability into perspective, the entire dialysis procedure, including the dialyzer, tubing, AYUSH set, injections, doctor’s fee, and refreshments, is capped at a mere ₹400. Of this amount, the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation will contribute ₹350, leaving the patient with only ₹50 to pay. This groundbreaking approach ensures that financial constraints do not compromise the health and well-being of those in need.
For the working class who may need to undergo dialysis even during night hours, the center has committed to staying open, aiming to accommodate the diverse schedules of the community. Tukaram Pashte, the administrator providing these details, emphasizes the dedication of the center to cater to the needs of the community at large.
The presence of various dignitaries during the inauguration, including MLA Hitendra Thakur, Kshitij Thakur, Rajesh Patil, former Mayor Rajiv Patil, former Deputy Mayor Ajit Patil, First Lady Mayor Pravina Thakur, and Pankaj Thakur, underscored the significance of this initiative in the eyes of the community.
In conclusion, the Thakur Charitable Trust’s Diwali gift of affordable dialysis at ₹50 is a beacon of hope for many families struggling with the financial burden of healthcare. This initiative not only provides a lifeline to those in need but also reflects the spirit of compassion and community support, embodying the true essence of Diwali. As the center continues its mission to serve the community, it stands as a testament to the positive impact that can be achieved through collaborative efforts and a commitment to affordable and accessible healthcare for all.