Karur Vysya Bank has partnered with the Rotary Foundation to set up low-cost dialysis facilities at Karur, Theni, Dindigul and Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu. Inaugurating the facility at Abirami Maternity Center in Karur, the bank’s Chief Executive PR Seshadri said this was among the several initiatives undertaken by the bank as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility obligations. The bank has contributed ₹1.20 crore to set up the dialysis facility and a matching contribution was made by Rotary District 3000. The cost of dialysis is expected to be at least 60 to 70 percent cheaper than private dialysis centers, said P Gopalakrishnan, Immediate Past District Governor, Rotary International District 3000 and the person behind this project.
The facility at Theni is at NRT Hospitals and in Dindigul at Raksha Hospitals. In Tiruchi, it will be at Hindu Mission Hospital. “Though government hospitals provide affordable dialysis, they are able to cater only to a limited number of patients,” Seshadri said. KVB and Karur Texcity Rotary Foundation have been running a free medical center at Panchamadevi in Karur for the past six years. Nearly 50 patients visit this dispensary every day. Consultation and medicines are given for free for treatment of regular ailments such as fever, diarrhoea, and diabetes etc. – The Hindu BusinessLine