DaVita inks pact with Manipal Hospitals to offer relief to kidney disease cases with expanded services


DaVita Kidney Care and Manipal Hospitals have teamed up to provide world-class nephrology services.

With this partnership, patients will have seamless access to world-class dialysis centres run by DaVita and the panel of nephrologists from Manipal Hospitals. The collaboration brings holistic care to dialysis patients that includes a high-quality dialysis programme where dialysis technicians, dieticians and psychologists will improve overall quality of life for patients.DaVita-for-home-nephrocare

In addition, the partnership sets up three new and advanced dialysis units in Bengaluru. These new centres will be part of the continuum of care between the two entities.

DaVita Kidney Care is part of DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provides integrated healthcare and renal care across 11 countries globally at over  2,225 locations. In India, it  operates 17 dialysis and kidney care centres.

Manipal Hospital Bengaluru is amongst the top 10 multi-specialty hospitals in India. It has been ranked as the best hospital in the city of Bangalore for a record 12 consecutive years to date. “This partnership is based on sound principles of patient centric care, said Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, chairman, Manipal Hospitals.

“Across the world, we aim to be the provider, partner & employer of choice for dialysis and kidney care. We aim to bring together a team of experienced nephrologists with our high-quality dialysis services,” said Shriram Vijayakumar MD & CEO, DaVita Care India Pvt Ltd.

“We operates the largest number of 5-star rated dialysis centres, the highest rating one can achieve, as certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the US,” said Dr. Mahesh Krishnan, international chief medical officer, DaVita.

In addition, DaVita’s ‘Patient Scorecards’ enable monthly tracking of vital parameters like access, adequacy, anemia management, haemoglobin, bone management among others which  result in fewer complications.

Chronic kidney disease is rapidly increasing particularly in patients with  diabetes and hypertension. In India, too, diabetes and hypertension account for 40-60 per cent of cases. Currently, 229 million people in the country suffer end stage kidney disease and need renal replacement. With the rise of chronic kidney diseases and long-term dialysis requirements, this partnership is a step in a positive direction, said Dr. Vishwanath, HOD & consultant nephrologist, Manipal Hospitals

“Our commitment to India is to build an organisation centred on delivering the highest quality of life for patients,” said Atul Mathur, executive vice president of global operations, DaVita Healthcare Partners International.

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