A person suffering from kidney failure can survive only when he/she undergoes dialysis or a kidney transplantation. Haemodialysis involves the use of an artificial kidney termed "Dialyser", which emulates the functions of a normal kidney. It needs to be done 2-3 times a week and is an expensive process.
The TANKER Foundation has made dialysis affordable for the economically backward using their Subsidised Units (Out patients only) listed below. Dialysis in a private hospital costs anywhere between Rs 1500 to Rs. 2500. At TANKER, dialysis is offered either free or at a subsidised rate of Rs. 375 to patients. It costs TANKER Rs.1000 for every dialysis. The shortfall of Rs.625 is covered by donations from well wishers. Presently 222 patients benefit from this every month.
Our Dialysis units employ state of the art technology and have RO filtration plants and are fully air conditioned. Dialysis is offered twice a week. TANKER also provides free and subsidised erythropoetin injections that are otherwise prohibitively expensive.
We have also taken the initiative to introduce a dedicated dialysis unit for HIV positive patients, the first of its kind in India. This is at the Ambattur Rotary Hospital Unit and has two machines. TANKER will be setting up dialysis units in South Madras and in Imphal,Manipur shortly. Exclusive dialysis machines are also available for HCV positive patients.
THE REKHA MEMORIAL THE RENNY ABRAHAM AMBATTUR ROTARY TANKER FOUNDATION SUBSIDIZED DIALYSIS UNIT Ambattur Rotary Hospital, 1st Main Road, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai-600058, Ph: 044 - 26250727. This unit has 23 dialysis stations. HIV positive,Hepatitis B and C positive patients are also dialysed.
TANKER FOUNDATION MADURAI SUBSIDIZED DIALYSIS UNIT TVS Hospital, Race Course Road, Chokkikulam, Madurai - 625 002. Ph: 0452 - 2525690. This unit has 9 dialysis stations. Hepatitis B and C positive patients are also dialysed.
RVS PADMAVATHY AMMAL TANKER FOUNDATION SUBSIDIZED DIALYSIS UNIT RVS Hospital, No.242 - B, Trichy Road, Sulur, Coimbatore - 641402. Ph: 0422 - 2687077. This unit has 6 dialysis stations.
GREATER CHENNAI CORPORATION/ ROTARY CLUB OF MADRAS EAST & TANKER FOUNDATION SUBSIDISED DIALYSIS UNIT Corporation Diagnostic Center, Valluvar Kottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600034. This unit has 4 dialysis stations.
The Madras West Round Table 10, The Madras Ladies Circle 2 and TANKER's Goodwill Ambassador Mr. R.S.Suriya launched the Dialysis A Day (DAD) project. The Madras West Round Table 10 and The Madras Ladies Circle 2 sponsor one free dialysis a day each at the Ambattur and Kilpauk Units and Mr. Suriya sponsors one free Dialysis a Day at the Madurai Unit.
Under the "Sponsor a Dialysis" scheme from March 2001 to May 2015, 77762 free dialyses have been sponsored.
At present 80% of Dialysis in all 4 Units are being given free of cost. TANKER owes grateful thanks to the Chief Ministers Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme and all our regular donors especially GKR Charities, Sri Rama Trust, Raja Charity Trust, , AVM Charities, Essar Group, Shree Saritha Jain Foundation Trust , I K P Constructions and many others.