The Haryana government will open dialysis centers in 14 districts during its first phase of public-private-partnership (PPP) mode to provide affordable dialysis facility. These centers would provide the facility at 959 and 1130 as compared to 2000 or more being charged in the private sector.

Health Minister, Anil Vij, inaugurated four dialysis centers at civil hospitals in Gurugram, Panchkula, Jind, and Sirsa. The other 10 civil hospitals that would be covered in the first phase are Ambala Cantonment, Bhiwani, Rewari, Panipat, Sonepat, Faridabad, Hisar, Yamunanagar, Jhajjar, and Bahadurgarh. The remaining districts in the state would be covered in the second phase.

The facility would be given free of cost to below-poverty-line (BPL) and urban slum patients of the state, patients receiving handicap allowance from the state government, poor patients who do not belong to any free category, those belonging to Scheduled Castes in Haryana, patients belonging to economically weaker sections in the state, unattended victims of road accidents, and state government employees, pensioners, and dependents.

A 10-bed unit for patients of Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, and HIV/AIDS has been established in the dialysis center at Panchkula, and a minimum eight-bed facility would be provided in centers to be set up in other districts.

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