After completing their life span, six of them have been discarded and remaining four are now practically nonfunctioning as well. Patients were being transferred to other facilities for acute dialysis. That was the situation at our RMC’s main teaching hospital. Due to the lack of funding, patients with renal failure were dying for the lack of appropriate dialysis facilities. This Rawalian project with a combined effort of RMCAANA, RMCOF and Rawalpindi Medical College was overseen by Dr. Avais Masud, Dr. Muhammad Umar, Dr. Babar Rao and RMCAANA Executive Council.
The goals of the project were to:at Holy Family Hospital Restore the fully functioning 10 station hemodialysis unit at Holy Family Hospital Upgrade and improve the dialysis facilities by staff training and equipment upgrade. Ensure the sustainability of the fully functioning dialysis unit through feedback and regular maintenance and repair of the equipment as needed.
Reduce the incidence of conversion to hepatitis and HIV in dialysis patients through quality analysis and appropriate training. To facilitate day to day running of the dialysis unit, including appointment of the nurses, technicians and physicians. Improve the patient care, education of the staff and setting the standard for quality care in a Dialysis Setting. As of today the Dialysis center has 10 machines and provides 35-40 dialysis sessions daily. They are open 7 days a weeks and is FREE of cost to all patients. Donations from RMCOF pay for the dialysers, medications, staff and anything else that is needed for quality treatment. Over $90,000 USD was collected for the new dialysis center.