Sapiens PD Assist Program

Conventionally patients with kidney failure have been treated with hospital based haemodialysis in our country. Less than 10% undergo home based therapy or CAPD or Peritoneal Dialysis (PD). Sapiens Health Foundation a NGO championing the cause of kidney failure patients for several decades has launched a unique programme of assisting financially peritoneal dialysis patients. Dr. Rajan Ravichandran, the Chairman of the foundation spoke on the advantages of home based therapy and the convenience to work full time. According to him, if patients are educated to take care of themselves at home and if the cost comes down, PD would become the first line of treatment in the country. The procedure can be done anywhere including villages where hospital facilities are not available. The chief guest for the function Mr. Ganesan, Vice President, TCS enrolled the first four patients for the PD assist programme. An appeal was made to the industrialists present to sponsor PD as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility. Mrs. Poornima Bhagyaraj was the Guest of Honour who narrated her experience with her family member on Peritoneal Dialysis.