Chennai, September ’20: As the world awaits a vaccine for COVID, the fear of the pandemic still looms large. Elderly, children, expecting mothers are most vulnerable to contracting Coronavirus and other infections. Patients who have to visit hospitals to undergo tests at regular intervals is another category of people who are vulnerable to contracting the infection. With a view to providing a safe environment to such patients Apollo Dialysis Clinics, the dialysis wing of Apollo Health and Lifestyle limited – has announced the introduction of Safe Dialysis Clinics in Chennai to cater to the needs of those who have to undergo dialysis for kidney ailments. Patients suffering from Kidney ailments have to undergo dialysis frequently. Dialysis may be used as a temporary measure in either acute kidney injury or in those awaiting kidney transplant or as a permanent measure in those for whom a transplant is not indicated or not possible warranting a frequent visits to the hospital. In such patients the immune system is also, putting such patients at higher risk of contracting the infection.
Despite the high number of COVID cases in and around Chennai, patients undergoing treatment at Apollo Dialysis Clinics in Chennai metro have remained relatively at ease, as Apollo Dialysis Clinics has been taken the importance of safety and security as its top most priority by ensuring sanitisation and hygiene are maintained all the time. With an immaculate track record in attending to the medical needs of people for over 36 years, Apollo Dialysis Clinics is taking extra steps to protect their patients during these times. . They are ensuring that they follow strict sanitisation protocols irrespective of patients being in the clinic or not. Patients are screened as soon as they enter, and only then are they given any treatment.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Venkatesh, Senior Nephrologist at Apollo Dialysis Clinics – “The Apollo Group has always been at the forefront in providing quality healthcare service with a focus on safety and security. In collaboration with our dedicated infection control team, we have devised a dedicated set of protocols and precautions to follow for dialysis patients with the goal to reduce the risk of patients getting exposed to COVID-19 and other infections”.