DHSK achieves milestone in hemodialysis program

Srinagar: The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir has achieved a major milestone in the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Program (PMNDP) since its inception in 2018 in a phased-wise manner.
The directorate has crossed a major milestone of providing 25,000 hemodialysis sessions in all the districts that have been made functional under the national dialysis program.
This achievement has earned appreciation from the highest regulatory bodies of health care in the country and gained attention of teams of the Government of India that had been visiting the centres from time to time.
Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather said they have left no stone unturned to make state-of-art dialysis service available in all districts and have been recognized among the best-performing regions in the country.
“As of today, we have achieved a great feat of making all-district dialysis facilities functional and are providing safe and effective dialysis to the masses,” he said.
Dr M A Rather said that hemodialysis services have been made accessible to the common man and provided in the remotest corners for the benefit of the ailing patients who otherwise used to travel hundreds of miles to get access to such specialized services earlier.
The National program is being funded by National Health Mission in J&K.
The Director while acknowledging the feat congratulated Nodal Officer incharge dialysis program Dr Nasir Shamas and all district nodal incharges along with all their associated teams for their tireless efforts over these years to make this milestone possible.
He said that immense efforts were made to make the dialysis program successful over these years and be recognized as the best performing sector under the PMNDP.
Dr MA Rather thanked the Government and NHM for providing requisite funding and logistics for the implementation of the scheme.
Jammu and Kashmir has been declared 100 percent achievers in PMNDP will all 20 districts covered under the program.

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