Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.18 Issue No.57. July 2019 - October 2019

Peritoneal dialysis to be included in the National Dialysis Programme


 

The Health Ministry announced the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis
Programme (PMNDP) in 2016 and in the first phase haemodialysis
centres were to be set up in all districts. Now peritoneal dialysis is to be
included in the ambit of the programme as it avoids infrastructure
costs, maintenance, staffing, and offers patient autonomy and
flexibility in lifestyle since it can be done at home. Therefore, the Health
Ministry has released guidelines for establishing peritoneal dialysis
services which will serve as a comprehensive manual to States that
intend to set up peritoneal dialysis. The guidelines were formulated
after an extensive consultative process that was coordinated by the
National Health Systems Resource Centre and an expert committee.
Prof. Vivekanand Jha, Chair of the committee said that mass-based
peritoneal dialysis programmes have the potential to substantially
bring down the cost of treatment. Dr. Narayan Prasad, Secretary
General, Indian Society of Nephrology and a member of the expert
committee emphasised the need to develop simple self-care tools for
people on peritoneal dialysis to prevent development of
complications.

The Health Ministry announced the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP) in 2016 and in the first phase haemodialysis centres were to be set up in all districts. Now peritoneal dialysis is to be included in the ambit of the programme as it avoids infrastructure costs, maintenance, staffing, and offers patient autonomy and flexibility in lifestyle since it can be done at home. Therefore, the Health Ministry has released guidelines for establishing peritoneal dialysis services which will serve as a comprehensive manual to States that intend to set up peritoneal dialysis. The guidelines were formulated after an extensive consultative process that was coordinated by the National Health Systems Resource Centre and an expert committee. Prof. Vivekanand Jha, Chair of the committee said that mass-based peritoneal dialysis programmes have the potential to substantially bring down the cost of treatment. Dr. Narayan Prasad, Secretary General, Indian Society of Nephrology and a member of the expert committee emphasised the need to develop simple self-care tools for people on peritoneal dialysis to prevent development of complications.

 

 


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- Shroff S, Navin S. Peritoneal dialysis to be included in the National Dialysis Programme. Indian Transplant Newsletter. Vol.18 Issue No.57. July 2019 - October 2019

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