We have completed 24 years of service for the underprivileged with kidney ailments. With your help, we have meaningfully contributed to healthcare, research, training and advocacy connected to kidney disease. From June 1993 till January this year, TANKER has provided 232,460 free and subsidized dialysis for 1235 patients. We have also given financial support of Rs. 133 Lakhs to 2884 patients as one-time contributions ranging from Rs. 5,000/- to Rs. 50,000/- for transplantation, medication, investigation and fistula surgery costs.
Our six subsidized dialysis units have a total of 70 Dialysis Stations situated in Ambattur Rotary Hospital,Chennai, TVS Hospital, Chokkikulam,Madurai, RVS College of Nursing, Kannampalayam, Coimbatore, Corporation P.H.C, Nungambakkam along with RCME Chennai, in Thiruverkadu with RCMWChennai and in Vellore with RCVF. We do 2734 dialyses per month, of which1996 are free of cost with valuable help from the Chief Ministers Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme (CMCHIS) and other donors. At present, we help 377 patients in our units. We also have a dialysis facility at PIMS, Pondicherry. In November 2009, we started our HIV Dialysis Unit providing dialysis to underprivileged HIV patients. This is the first of its kind in India. We also support Kerala Kidney Research Foundation, which provides free and subsidized dialysis at Thiruvalla Medical Mission, SH Hospital, Kottayam and PVS Hospital, Kochi (Kerala). TANKER has set up a new unit in February 2016 in Imphal, Manipur along with Catholic Mission Centre Hospital with 4 machines and other equipment to the tune of Rs. 33 Lakhs.
Almost 2.5 lakh people die of kidney failure in India every year. It is the third largest killer after malignancy and heart disease. Along with helping our patients, spreading the word about kidney disease is equally important to TANKER. We have reached out to more than 1.30 lakh people with the 888 Awareness Programmes we conducted at schools, colleges, law enforcement offices and public forums. We have also screened 23,898 individuals for early detection of kidney disease through our 270 screening camps. As the field of research in kidney diseases requires more attention and guidance in India, TANKER also gives awards for research in Nephrology and Service to the tune of Rs. 7 lakhs every year.
A World that ensures good healthcare and medical facilities to all.
To detect, prevent and raise awareness on kidney ailments and to provide quality, affordable treatment to underprivileged people.
The TANKER (an acronym for Tamilnad Kidney Research) Foundation is a registered, non - profit charitable trust, founded on 30th June 1993. TANKER aims to provide healthcare and financial assistance to those who have kidney problems and do not have the wherewithal to seek medical attention.
TANKER cares for those, the underprivileged, who suffer kidney problems of any kind, reversible or terminal, regardless of caste, creed, sex or religion.
TANKER along with our goodwill ambassador actor Suriya intends setting up dialysis units in other parts of Tamil Nadu.
TANKER with actor Suriya's help aims to take the awareness and screening programme to schools and colleges all over Tamil Nadu.
Our 25th Annual Charity Awards Nite was held on Thursday, 25th January 2018 at Hotel Savera, RK Salai, Chennai.
Sai Baba Is Still Alive Charitable Trust under the guidance of Srimati Jaya Wahi (author of the books Sai Baba Is Still Alive and 108 Pearls of Baba Sai) is committed to taking forward Baba’s wish of feed the hungry and clothe the poor to the maximum extent she can.
Chairman and Managing Director
The New Indian Express
Visited our Ambattur Dialysis Unit on 17th October 2017.
TANKER Foundation invites nominations for our annual award for the most outstanding Medical Doctor in India who has gone beyond the call of duty in rendering service to the underprivileged.
Our 24th Annual Charity and Awards Nite was held on Wednesday, 25th January 2017 at 5.45 pm at Hotel Savera, RK Salai, Chennai.For the past Eight years we have used this special night as a platform to recognise
Inauguration of the new expanded Greater Chennai Corporation Rotary Club of Madras East & TANKER Foundation Dialysis Unit by Sri R.S.Suriya,TANKER's Goodwill Ambassador
On monday 19th December, The Greater Chennai Corporation, Rotary Club of Madras...
ISN Fellow Sudakshina Ghosh from Tanzania trained at the Madras Medical Mission and got involved with India’s TANKER Foundation, which helps the country’s poorest kidney patients.
Mr. Jayaram currently a patient of CKD is just 14 years and is a student of class 10. His father deserted him after knowing his condition. He is being looked after by mother who is domestic help earning around Rs 4,000 per month. Occasionally he gets support from his friends and relatives.
TANKER Foundation in coordination with Rotary Club of Ambattur is conducting an exclusive clinic on every weekdays from 10 PM to 3 PM at Ambattur Rotary Hospital.
Mrs. MalathiVenkatesan Endowment Fund for education for TANKER patients children. Mr. S. V. Venkatesan distributed Rs. 1 Lakh to the families.
Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai has over the past six decades played a unique role in the national integration and cultural synthesis of India. The sabha is the only institution in the country and possibly in the world that combines Fine Arts and Health care.