Through this association, Nightingales and DaVita have come together to launch pre and post dialysis continuum of care and home Hemodialysis for patients of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) with the entire setup of dialysis being installed at the patient’s home.
“At Nightingales, we strive to provide the most advanced specialty care at home for patients with chronic diseases through the optimal use of technology and clinical expertise. With the rise of chronic kidney disease and long term dialysis requirement, home Hemodialysis is a step in that direction. DaVita’s experience and high quality integrated treatment plans in kidney care will be immensely useful for our patients,” said LalitPai, CEO, Nightingales Home Health Services.
Commenting on the partnership, ShriramVijayakumar, CEO and MD, DaVita, said that this association will create an excellent combination for patient care.
“We are pleased to associate with Nightingales to bring in our robust Home Hemodialysis services to India. Technology is rapidly changing in this field. With our global experience, a strong team of dialysis therapists, sound infrastructure and Nightingales expertise in Home Healthcare we will together create an excellent combination for patient care. ”
Chronic kidney disease is emerging amongst the most prevalent chronic diseases globally and rapidly increasing particularly in patients suffering from diabetes and hypertension. In India too diabetes and hypertension account for 40 to 60 percent of the cases with chronic kidney disease and currently 229 million people in the country have incidence of end stage kidney disease and need renal replacement therapy.
Every year India adds more than 3 lakh new people who require some form or Renal Replacement Therapy. Bangalore alone has close to 4,000 patients on Hemodialysis. However, less than 100 patients in India are currently on Home Hemodialysis (HHD).