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20-bed dialysis room in operation at BPKIHS

2022 Apr 29, 11:30, Kathmandu
This image shows the BP Koirala Institute of health Sciences in Dharan, Sunsai district in March 2021. Photo courtesy: Raju Sharan

A new dialysis room has come into operation at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan. The existing eight-bedroom at the institute has been expanded and a 20-bed dialysis room has been brought into operation from Thursday. 

Vice-Chancellor of the Foundation Dr. Gyanendra Giri inaugurated the room at a program organized at the hospital on Thursday. He expressed confidence that the operation of a 20-bed dialysis unit would help in the treatment of kidney patients in the eastern region. 

The establishment had previously suffered from a lack of dialysis machines. The spokesperson of the foundation Churamani Pokharel said that the patients have been able to get services easily after the operation of the 20-bed treatment room. 

At present, about 120 patients are undergoing regular dialysis in the institute daily. As many as 50 patients could not get dialysis services as the previous eight machines could not provide services to all patients. It has been 23 years since dialysis service was started in the institute.

Dialysis service was started in the institute in 1999 during the tenure of the then Vice-Chancellor Dr. Shekhar Koirala. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma of the Department of Medicine had started the CAPD technology dialysis service at home from the same hospital after the two-bed service was not enough. 

This method, which was started in the institute in 2002, was not available on any other premises for five years. A dialysis unit was set up under the hospital's medical department in 2004 after 11 dialysis machines were brought from the Royal London Hospital in the UK on Dr. Sharma's initiative.

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