Swabi: more than 6000 kidney patients were given a Dialysis facility in a year after the establishment of the Dialysis Unit in BKMC-MTI,
A cake cutting ceremony was held after one year successful completion of the Unit, Hospital Director Dr. Amjad Mahboob, Medical Director Shahid Nisar Khalid in-charge Dialysis unit Dr. Tariq Ikram and other members of the management attended the ceremony.
In-Charge Dialysis Unit and Nephrologist Dr. Tariq Ikram briefed the participants about the unit one year progress report. Dr. Tariq Ikram said, 20 Dialysis per day and 520 in a month were done so far from August 2021 to August 2022. The number gradually increased from 80 per month to 680 per month which reflects confidence of patients on unit and quality services provided at the center.
The unit was established on 14th Aug 2021 and inaugurated by the then speaker national assembly Asad Qaisar. The main purpose of the unit was to facilitate kidney patients belong to Swabi and other areas within the district. 226 Kidney patients registered with the Unit, said Dr. Tariq Ikram
Data revealed that 1585 Sessions done for those patients suffering from Hepatitis B and C during one year, “Separate Machines are installed within the Unit for those Patient suffering from Hepatitis B and C, said Unit In-Charge.
To facilitate more patients we are working three shift from morning 8 AM to 10 PM, Said Unit In-charge. Those patients suffering from Kidney disease who need dialysis once in a week, two, or a month and sometime they need dialysis every third day, records of all patients being kept maintained and a daily timetable is created according to which patients are informed, said in-charge Unit.
Data revealed that 700 hundred dialyses procedures done so far on Emergency Basis and for those patients admitted in different wards. “The Dialysis Unit provides a modern, comprehensive treatment program for a patient with end-stage renal disease. The 15 bedded dialysis unit at BKMC-MTI is equipped with sophisticated dialysis machines, cardiac monitors, a ventilator, and a centralized oxygen supply, Spokesperson Added.
A total of 15 Dialysis machines were installed a year before two of them were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 13 were installed in the Unit which was inaugurated by former NA speaker Asad Qaisar.
Giving remarks on the occasion Hospital Director Dr. Amjad Mahboob congratulated and appreciated the efforts being made by the Unit In-Charge and his team. “This Dialysis Unit is one of the best officially established units” HD Added. This unit is a ray of hope for those suffering from kidney disease, we are planning to have satellite unit in tehsil hospital Topi in near future, HD Added
HD went on to say that from the beginning those kidney patients were brought here for registration who had to travel a lot and used to go to Islamabad, Peshawar, Mardan, and other cities for Dialysis.
The hospital administration is fully cooperating with the units to run this successfully, HD added.