TANKER Foundation

INAUGURATION OF SUBSIDISED DIALYSIS UNIT AT VELLORE JOINT PROJECT OF ROTARY CLUB OF VELLORE FORT AND TANKER FOUNDATION

 

 

Rotary Club of Vellore Fort has now commissioned a subsidized Dialysis Centre which will be run by TANKER Foundation at their Vellore Fort Polio Transition School . This Dialysis Centre has 8 machines.

The Rotary International Foundation has donated 8 machines and the members of the RCVF have supported the project by funding the complete infrastructure cost of Rs.1.30 crores.TANKER Foundation was established in 1993 for serving the underprivileged with kidney ailments. TANKER Foundation has meaningfully contributed to healthcare, research, training, creating awareness, conduct medical camps for early detection and advocacy connected to kidney disease.

The unit was inaugurated on 18th June 2017 at 6.30 pm by Mr. P. Karthikeyan, MLA Vellore Constituency.Dr.Georgi Abraham Founder Trustee,TANKER Foundation said that 14440 people get kidney failure every year in Tamilnadu and only 10% have access to treatment.So the wonderful efforts of Rotary Club of Vellore Fort would be of great benefit to help the needy in and around Vellore.Mrs.Latha Kumaraswami,Managing Trustee,TANKER Foundation gave an update about TANKER and how they had started with Rs.3000 in June 1993 and had grown today with 6 dialysis units,with the help of family,well-wishers and several Rotary Clubs,Ambattur Rotary Club,Rotary Club of Madras East,Rotary Club of Madras West to name a few. RCVF Project Director Mr.Sridhar said that it was long term dream of the club to open a dialysis unit and that all members had spontaneously come forward to make up the matching amount to complete the project.Rotary Governor Mr. Nagoji and past Rotary Governor C.R Raju spoke on the occasion.


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