The nation is battling an unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although lung infection and acute respiratory failure are the main characteristics of the illness, other organs such as the kidneys, are affected too. Kidney complications observed in patients with COVID-19 range from mild asymptomatic abnormalities to renal failure requiring dialysis. Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) already on maintenance hemodialysis are a vulnerable group and are more prone to acquire the infection. Dialysis is a life-saving treatment and missing dialysis treatments can endanger life.
In its pursuit to provide comprehensive care to patients with COVID-19, Department of Nephrology, AIIMS Nagpur has begun hemodialysis service for the patients admitted with COVID-19. A portable Reverse osmosis plant for water treatment with five (05) hemodialysis machines has been installed for providing the service.
AIIMS, Nagpur hopes this service would be of great help for the poor and the needy patients with COVID-19 requiring hemodialysis.