INAUGURATION OF A NEW HAEMODIALYSIS MACHINE FOR THE GREATER CHENNAI CORPORATION
UCHC & TANKER DIALYSIS UNIT
18th January 2020 at 12.00 noon
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.
TANKER (Tamilnad Kidney Research) Foundation is a registered non-profit charitable organisation started in June 1993 with the aim of helping under-privileged patients with kidney disease by giving subsidised and free dialysis and one time financial help for medication, investigation and transplantation and to spread awareness about kidney disease. TANKER cares for those, the underprivileged, who suffer kidney problems of any kind, reversible or terminal, regardless of caste, creed, sex or religion.
TANKER runs 8 Dialysis Units along with the help of many Rotary Clubs, Round Table Clubs ,Free Mason Lodges ,Lions Clubs, Arogya Trust, RVS Group,the CMCHIS,the Greater Chennai Corporation and many valuable well wishers. Three of these Units are run along with the Greater Chennai Corporation namely Corporation P.H.C, Nungambakkam, Corporation U. P. H. C, Retteri and UCHC Perungudi.
The Machine was donated and inaugurated by Mrs. Anita & Mr. Sanjay Goyal on the occasion of their 25th Wedding Anniversary in memory of Sri R. K. Goyal in the Greater Chennai Corporation UCHC Center, Zone – 14, 4th Floor, School Road, Chennai – 600096 on Saturday 18th January 2020 at 12 noon.The City Health Officer(CHO) Dr.Jagadeesan thanked TANKER and the donors for joining hands with them to give premium dialysis for the needy.
Mrs. Latha Kumaraswami , Managing Trustee of TANKER Foundation gave an update of TANKER and said that so far TANKER has done more than 3 lakh free and subsidized dialysis through their 8 dialysis centres thanks to valuable support from the CMCHIS, Greater Chennai Corporation and other valuable donors. TANKER has given donations of Rs.3.13 crores for medications and investigation costs. TANKER has conducted 1259 Awareness programmes reaching out to 1.8 lakh people and over 34800 people have been screened for kidney disease. The Corporation Perungudi dialysis unit started with 10 machines and now has 11 machines.