Patient Welfare Society (PWS) has collaborated with Pakistan Kidney Centre (PKC) to provide state-of-the-art facilities to kidney patients, especially those who can’t afford quality treatment. PWS has been supporting PKC since April 2015. We have a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the cause of PKC.
PKC offers hemodialysis treatment with 16 Fresenius dialysis machines, imported from Germany. The first group of patients was dialyzed on 4th May 2015 and service is well established under the supervision of a consultant nephrologist. Dialysis is now offered in 3 shifts every working day of the week. Every patient needs 2-3 dialysis sessions per week as optimal renal replacement therapy. PKC offers a high standard of infection control and offers a separate dialysis service for patients with hepatitis b and c carriers with zero sero-convertion rates.
PKC has a fully equipped and accredited laboratory, x -rays and ultrasound facility for out-patients and dialysis patients.
PKC offers general medical and specialist (nephrology and urology) clinics for assessment of new patients and ongoing management of current patients. More than 11,400 consultations (30% are offered free and 70% are on subsidised payment) have been offered since 1st May 2015 to 30 November 2020.
Endo-urology – has started since November 2020.
PKC has started a community outreach screening program for prevention and early diagnosis since November 2017. PKC mobile health unit visits rural catchment areas with little access to primary care and offers screening for diseases that can lead to end stage kidney failure. These include hypertension and diabetes, offering blood pressure check, random blood sugar levels, blood tests and urine analysis free of charge. So far in more than 50 medical camps 8328 free patient consultations been delivered and nearly 5000 lab tests performed.
In collaboration with Children of Islamic Nations (COIN) Canada, PKC has expanded screening program to include Anemia and Thalasaemia Screening from 2019. https://www.coincanada.org/present-projects/ Initially offered to 500 women and pupils -in 2 Months before Covid 19.
Outreach community screening camps are currently suspended due to Covid19 from 28th February 2020 for staff and patient safety