New Delhi gurudwara opens India’s largest dialysis hospital to give free treatment to all

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Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Sunday started a kidney dialysis centre at Gurdwara Bala Sahib in New Delhi. The medical facility will provide free treatment and food to its patients.

”This will be the largest kidney dialysis centre in the country, which has capacity of conducting dialysis of 500 patients every day. In one go, 100 patients can be provided dialysis service. The service at the centre will be free. We haven’t built any cash or billing counter. The patients and their attendants will be served meals from the langar,” said DSGMC president Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

A hospital is already functioning from the campus of the Gurdwara. The committee plans to shift entire existing medical infrastructure to a new building where the dialysis centre is located. ”The dialysis centre has been set up in one block of the new building.

The DSGMC will source contributions from big corporate houses under their corporate social responsibility (CSR), individuals, and government schemes like Ayushman Bharat to run the hospital. Renowned dialysis specialist doctors of the country will manage the facility,” said Sirsa.

On March 11, the committee will open a diagnostic centre at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, where service such as MRI, CT Scan, Ultrasound, and other tests will be available at the ‘cheapest’ rates. ”We are starting the hospital with a dialysis centre named after Baba Harbans Singh. Our motive is to provide expensive medical services to the needy free or at cheapest rates,” Sirsa said.

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