Dialysis will stop between 14th and 16th Aug’23 in private hospitals of Gujarat under PMJAY
Gujarat Nephrology Association (GNA) will protest against Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) for imparity in dialysis rates in private hospitals in Gujarat. The dialysis activity will stop between 14th and 16th August, 2023 in private hospitals in Gujarat under PMJAY.
According to GNA, lakhs of patients get treatment of dialysis under PMJAY in private hospitals of Gujarat every year In Gujarat state every year about 1.3 crore dialysis treatments have been done in which 1.02 crore (78 %) dialysis treatment done in private hospitals .The hospitals get Rs.2000 per dialysis since last 8 years from Government of Gujarat. Recently the Gujarat Government suddenly reduced the price to Rs.1650 per dialysis. According to Gujarat Government health ministry guidelines, the dialysis centers can use the filter single time, where in other states the filter can use for 7 to 8 times. Due to decrease of price in dialysis treatment, it is very difficult for private hospitals to sustain the dialysis treatment.
The GNA have also represented to state health minister Shri Rishikesh Patel for the imparity of dialysis treatment price in Gujarat.