Thrissur: State Minister for Revenue K Rajan has inaugurated Alpha Palliative's Family Welfare Schemes for those who avail its free dialysis services. The minister inaugurated the services online at a hybrid function at Alpha's headquarter at Edamuttom, Thrissur, recently.
The newly-launched Family Welfare Scheme includes free transportation facilities, injections, monthly medical check ups and help to meet personal needs of those who avail Alpha's free dialysis service presently.
K M Noordeen, chairman, Alpha Palliative Care, delivered the keynote address.
Alpha launched its services in 2005 with a focus on serving those who were terminally ill and bed-ridden. In 2009, Alpha launched Punarjani, a service including physiotherapy which started helping a lot of patients to regain their body movements. Now, it conducts 1,300 dialysis per month with its 19 machines.
Noordeen said Alpha wants to raise the number of dialysis machines on service to 32 to offer 2,500 free dialysis per month.
The function was presided over by Dr George Joseph, the president of the All-Kerala Medical and Dental Graduates (AKMG), UAE, which donated the Tempo Traveller for the scheme. The first vehicle for the free transportation of dialysis patients was flagged off at the function by Naraynan Master from Nattika, a family member of one of the patients who avail the free dialysis service.