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ICICI Foundation to donate over 100 state-of-the-art dialysis machines
Mumbai, March 30, 2021
ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth, the CSR arm of the ICICI Group, today announced that it would donate over 100 dialysis machines to enhance the healthcare infrastructure in the country.
The machines will be provided to various hospitals free of cost. The initiative is aimed at providing affordable treatment to the lesser privileged across 60 districts in 14 states in the country, a press release from the Foundation said.
ICICI Foundation is procuring these state-of-the-art imported machines and providing them to the identified hospitals with a four-year warranty in order to ensure uninterrupted operations at the dialysis centres, it said.
Saurabh Singh, President, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth said, “ICICI Group has a long-standing legacy of contributing to nation-building. In line with this philosophy, ICICI Foundation has worked continuously to improve the well-being of citizens. As a step towards promoting healthcare, we are donating over 100 dialysis machines. This will make affordable dialysis treatment available for patients in towns of various districts, closer to their homes. We believe that this initiative will offer conveniences of time and cost saving for the patients, as they no longer have to travel to big cities for dialysis.”
The release said the move was a step in the direction to augment the availability of dialysis machines across various states, where the availability of these machines is lower.
"This initiative is in line with the vision of ‘Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme’, under the National Health Mission, for providing free dialysis services to the poor," it said.