NephroPlus maintains zero cross infection rates in dialysis

Our Bureau, BengaluruFriday, June 22, 2012, 16:50 Hrs  [IST]

NephroPlus, a dialysis provider has now instituted highly effective remote monitoring systems across all its dialysis units which has helped it to now record zero cross infection rates. The dialysis major has stated that it is the first centre in the country to have a remote monitoring systems.

“We have maintained zero cross infection rates at all its centres till date, which is indeed a unique distinction. With a remote monitoring system which enables monitoring of dialysis units including the machines and RO (reverse osmosis ) plants and proactively manage health outcomes, we have managed to ensure that all our patients are safe,” said VikramVuppala, CEO and founder, NephroPlus KidneyCare Clinics.

The state of kidney care in India currently is in a shambles as more than 1/3rd dialysis patients get infected by life threatening HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C infections during dialysis. According to experts, India has around 20 lakh ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) patients and around one third of these patients who are on hemodialysis eventually get infected with a chronic viral disease. There is an urgent need for world class kidney care and dialysis centres so that patients, including those from the economically weaker sections of the society, do not get sub-standard treatment that can turn life-threatening, he added.

Cross infection or hospital acquired infection is fast assuming the status of a chronic epidemic in developing countries. An increasing number of  patients are getting affected with infections while on extended treatment at hospitals. Patients on dialysis are prone to cross infection and great care needs to be taken to prevent them from getting cross-infected.

The primary reasons for cross infections during dialysis are the lack of proper processes and precautions and faulty techniques adopted in dialysis units. In an effort to re-define renal care in India and arrest cross infection among dialysis patients, NephroPlus– a leading chain of kidney care clinics - has set up several state-of-the-art dialysis units across various locations in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Similar centres are coming up shortly in the rest of the country as well.

Following the highest quality standards to prevent cross infection at any cost, we have ensured that patients are treated by the best dialysis technicians and nurses in the country, he said.