Saturday, March 20, 2010

Nephroplus begins operations

Nephroplus, Hyderabad's only standalone dialysis center was launched a few days back in the city.

Here are the three things about this center that I really like:

1. Availability of different modalities of hemodialysis

This center offers non-conventional modalities like nocturnal daily dialysis, short daily dialysis and every other day dialysis apart from the regular thrice a week, four hour sessions. This is great because nephrologists and dialyzors are both realizing the advantages of more frequent, longer duration dialysis treatments.

Until now, anyone who wanted to try these modalities had only one option - a home setup. Though it is ideal for the dialyzor in many ways, it is not practical for all, especially in India where the infrastructure for such a set up and handling any emergency that might come up barely exists.

For people who are traveling to the city from other parts of India and abroad, and who are on one of these modalities, this center will prove to be a boon.

2. Stringent processes to prevent cross infections

Today, cross infections with viruses such as Hepatitis C have become rampant in dialysis centers across the country. Nephroplus has come up with a stringent 46 step process that eliminates many points where cross infections can occur. The CDC guidelines for preventing cross infections in dialysis centers are followed strictly. For example, the common medication trolley that most centers in India still use and which has been found to be a major source of cross infections has been done away with entirely.

Blood tubings will not be reused at all and dialyzer reuse is strongly discouraged. The goal of the center is 'Zero Seroconversions'.

3. Convenient facilities

There is a television for each dialyzor, a departure from the normally seen one-TV-set-for-the-whole-unit along with free Internet access over Wifi. There is also a free pick up and drop off facility.

This is one center which I would have loved to go to if I was not on home hemo. The center itself has great interiors which makes the whole experience of going for a session more cheerful and less dreary.

You can call +91-40-42408039 for more information.

Here are some pics from the launch:

Sandeep, Vikram and I at the reception


One of the dialysis stations

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi again,
The following link talks about 3 modalities available:
http://nephroplus.in/content/optimal-dialysis

I was thinking about a 4th model for my dad - a mix of modalities 2 and 3 - I'd like to call it Alternate Day Extended Dialysis - ADED.

The idea is that given the shortcomings of the EODD, stick to your schedule of alternate day dialysis but make it an extended one to minimize the suffering the body undergoes.

Is Nephroplus thinking of tying up with the various public sector institutions to form B2B networks to work with their patients? And what are the typical costs of EODD and NHHD at Nephroplus?

Thanks,
Santosh

Vikram said...

Hi Santosh,

Good to hear from you. I am the Managing Director of NephroPlus and our vision is to enable dialysis patients lead normal life. We can offer any modality that will enhance the life of our patients.

EODD typically costs 1,680 per session (Single use of all consumables incl Dialyzor and Blood tubings). NHD costs around Rs, 2,060 since we do not have too many patients right now asking for NHD.

Please call me at 9640280777 to discuss further.

Regards,
Vikram

Anonymous said...

Hi kamal
You guys are doing a wonderful job...congrats.I dont know how you got this idea but its commendable.Making dialysis facility available n that too walk in is great!I read about you in an article in The Economic Times...given by my patient
Just to inform I too run a walk in dialysis center in a semi urban place in north karnataka single handedly...mine is 3yrs old..I may never grow as big as you..but i realize big or small the goal is same..highly appreciated...n on my side it has been very difficult but not impossible
All the best to you
Regards
Dr sandhya kulkarni
Dharwad
Karnataka

Kamal D Shah said...

Hello Dr. Kulkarni,

Thanks for your comment!

Can I have your email address please? You could email it to kamal@nephroplus.com.

Thanks
Kamal

siva prasad said...

DEAR SIR,
VERY VAULBE INFORMATIONS IS AVAILBLE IN YOUR WEBSITE,FOR KIDNEY PATIENTS AND DIALYSIS PROFESSIONALS, TAKE CARE,
SIVA PRASAD