Kidney Dialysis Center Project
GULF MALAYALEE ORGANIZATION LAUNCHED FIRST OF ITS KIND CHARITABLE
KIDNEY DIALYSIS CENTER IN KERALA
July 23, 2006 – Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association (KKMA) and IQRAA
Intrernational Hospital and Research Center have jointly announced
the launch of first of its kind charitable venture KKMA Kidney
Dialysis Center (KDC) in Calicut city of Kerala State.
The Kidney Dialysis Center, which is a joint venture
between Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association, a Kuwait based social
welfare organization of Indian nationals and IQRAA International
Hospital and Research Center in Kerala was inaugurated on Sunday, 16th
July 2006 by P.K. Shrimathi Teacher, the honourable minister for
health and social affairs at Kerala State.
“It is a commendable move from Kuwait Kerala Muslim
Association and IQRAA and their decision to establish a Kidney
Dialysis Center to provide subsidised haemodialysis treatment to
needy patients is to be appreciated and encouraged”, said Shrimathi
Teacher, inaugurating the event.
Sheikh Mubarak Salman Al Mohamad Al Sabah, a member
of ruling family in Kuwait attended the event as chief guest.
Sheikh Mubarak traveled to Kerala at the invitation of KKMA to
attend the function. He expressed his happiness for being in India
for the first time to attend this noble event and lauded centuries
old Kuwait India relation.
The KKMA KDC is equipped with three modern
state-of-the art dialysis units which is capable of approximately
100 dialysis patient in a month.
Renal Dialysis is the process of filtering and
removing toxic waste products from the blood when the kidneys
malfunction or fail. Patients typically receive dialysis treatment
three times-a-week, each session lasting an average of 3 to 5
The KDC Calicut is a part of KKMA’s visionary project
to have one KDC in every district of Kerala State, India.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Kuwait
during the month of April this year between Sageer Trikarpur,
Chairman of KKMA Charitable Trust and Dr. P.C. Anwar, the executive
Director of IQRAA. According to MOU, the entire project cost will
be borne by KKMA and the technical know how and operational support
will be provided by the IQRAA Hospital. A joint Management
Supervisory Committee will look after the day to day administration
of the Center.
“It is a ‘zero’ profit motivated project which is a
model to follow wherein a social organization partnership with
professional service providers for implementing social development
projects for the benefit of society at large”, said Sageer
Trikarpur, the chairman of KKMA Trust. The entire project cost of
Calicut unit, IRs. 2.5 Million is spent by KKMA raised from its
members and well wishers. The cost of treatment at the Center will
be at the cost and below market rate. Yet, KKMA shall raise a
patient fund to provide free or subsidized treatment for the needy
Dr. PC Anwar on his part mentioned that the IQRAA
Hospital, as itself is a charitable venture of JDT Orphanage
Committee and the partnership with KKMA will provide further
opportunity to extend services to kidney failure patients through
quality dialysis treatment and care of international standards.
IQRAA is entrusted with providing technical and operating support
including of medical and paramedical staff required to run the
center in a professional way.
The inaugural meeting was presided by C.P. Kunhi
Mohamed president of IQRAA International Hospital and Research
Center. Earlier, K.P. Kunhimoosa, KKMA coordinator in India
welcomed the hundreds of attendees mainly KKMA members and well
Dialysis is the process of filtering and removing toxic waste
products from the blood when the kidneys malfunction or
fail. Patients typically receive dialysis treatment three
times-a-week, each session lasting an average of 3 to 5 hours.
Kidney Center Project is KKMA’s visionary project to have one KDC in
every district of Kerala State, India.