Services

There are 16 computerized Haemodialysis machines with facility for Bicarbonate Dialysis at Nagpur facility.

These units are monitored closely by various Monthly Information Sheets and Daily Technician Reports.

Morbidity in patients is monitored per month with specific focus on rigors, fever, accuracy of weight loss, etc.

The technicians report daily by sending the data online for checking by the supervisor. Any discrepancies are discussed and appropriate corrective and preventive actions are taken.

Regular monitoring of quality of water used is done as per AAMI (American Association of Medical Instrumentation) criteria. (Water is treated using RO plant)

All dialysis technicians undergo Induction program and orientation after which they are trained as per Core Curriculum for Haemodialysis technicians (United States). The technicians are then evaluated by a team of Nephrologists. A regular performance appraisal is done annually. Regular training programs are designed to impart continuing education to the technicians.All technicians are certified by the Dialysis Technician Assistant course run under the aegis of Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj University Nagpur.

The patients are counseled by the technicians on various aspects including diet, medications prescribed by the Physician. Books are provided for the patients for increasing awareness and knowledge. Patients are counseled using Kidney School which is an online distance learning program for chronic kidney disease patients.

The patients are encouraged to give feedback and discuss various issues in get togethers held regularly. These are designed as breakfast meetings and games are conducted for positive reinforcement of wanted behaviour with Dietetic counseling and demonstration of Physical exercise program for patients.

Water is treated using an elaborate water treatment plant including RO unit, UV micron filters, cation, anion, sand filters, antiscalants and softner, sediment filter and sediment filters

Thus a holistic approach to patients and their treatment is used.


Other Services

CAPD (Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis)

The hospital also runs an active Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) programme. This modality of Renal Replacement Therapy does not require any machine. This modality is best suited for diabetic patients and those who stay far away from the dialysis centre.

Renal Transplant Programme

There is a regular Post Renal Transplant Follow-up Clinic to monitor Post Transplant graft function and other system status.

Each center of AKDC has state-of-the-art machines from world leaders in Hemodialysis. We have state of the art sixteen haemodialysis machines. Our Reverse Osmosis plants are also from the best manufacturers in the market. All our dialysis consumables are also of the highest quality. All this is to ensure that your dialysis session is entirely trouble-free and of the highest quality as possible. At AKDC, our topmost priority is medical. Hemodialysis sessions need close monitoring. Complications can arise during a session that need to be handled immediately and deftly. Not doing so can have dangerous consequences. The team that looks after you during your dialysis session at AKDC is fully certified in Hemodialysis and has years of experience in handling such situations. They all undergo hours of rigorous training after joining AKDC to learn the way we do things and our unique processes before they are inducted into any center.

Dialysers are reused as per standard international guidelines. We have state of the art reprocessing machines for this and make sure that we follow Key Performance Indicators like Fibre bundle volume for deciding on the number of reuses allowable.

We take special care to segregate hepatitis B and C positive patients for dialysis. We have dedicated areas for these patients on a separate floor from seronegative patients. Even the reuse areas and reprocessing machines for dialyser reuse are separate. So also is the staff deputed for your care.

The Out Patient Department is located at fourth floor of the hospital building.

Facilities Available:

One Consultation rooms.

Pathological sample collection room

Wheelchair is provided on request

OPD consultation.

Haemodialysis – seronegative, seropositive (HCV and hepatitis B positive patients).

Pathology services.

Indoor patient services.

Emergency admissions and HDU facility with cardiac multipara monitors, centralized oxygen and suction, invasive and non invasive ventilator.

Pharmacy services-counseling for special medicines with specially prepared medicine packets through registered and qualified pharmacists only.

Cashless billing for insured patients.

On call superspecialists – Urologist, Neurologist, General Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon, Pulmonologist.

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis.

Billing & Payments

Hospital OPD charges are to be paid to hospital billing counter. You will be provided with a receipt for all monetary transactions.

The hospital OPD consultation charge is Rs. 600/- for new patients.

The charges for follow-up consultation is Rs. 350/- per visit.

Payments/Deposit for indoor admissions are accepted in cash and through RTGS (for bank details contact the billing department). We do not accept cheque payments.

Payments are also accepted by Credit or Debit cards through an mpos facility.

AKDC is known for its approach to meet the needs of the patients. Our vision and mission statement include "In the best long-term interest of the patient" as a part and parcel. Our commitment to implementation of the ISO principles ensures a patient centric focus.

There are 17 beds for indoor hospitalization with the following distribution:

Private Ward - 1 bed

Semi-Private Ward – 3 beds

General Ward – 8 beds

HDU – 5 beds

Keys to remember for smooth hospitalization of cashless patients:

Valid ID card of the empanelled agency

Appropriate referral

Photo ID other than ID card

Admission

4.1 Before Planned Admission :

Kindly contact the reception counter and provide them with the details for registration.

Planned admission cases are required to pay deposit amount within 6 hours of admission.

4.2 During Admission :

General hospital consent will be taken which will be valid throughout the admission duration of general hospitalization. Special consents will be required as per procedures.

4.3 After Admission :

The charge of the bed is billed at the end of each day. Check in time is flexible

Day care Patient will be kept under observation for a maximum of 6 hrs, after which he will either be admitted as regular patient or discharged.

Transfers of the class of accommodation will be based on the availability only.

4.4 Billing & Payments :

The billing department functions on all week days round the clock

Charges of room rent, nursing & doctor fees will vary according to the room category.

Specialist visit other than the nephrologist will be charged on a per day basis.

No billing queries will be entertained after 30 days from date of discharge

4.5 Discharge :

Discharges are processed round the clock in the hospital.

Discharge of patient will be authorized as per the doctor's opinion.

You are required to complete the discharge formalities and payments within 3 hours and vacate the bed.

On receipt of request and discharge papers the billing department prepares the bill. On Completion of the final bill the billing department informs the patient Room for final settlement.

Relative has to approach the discharge counter for final settlement.

4.6 General Information :

Smoking, consumption of alcohol is not permitted in the hospital premises

Mobile phones are not permitted in restricted areas of the hospital viz, ICU, HD.

Photography is prohibited in hospital premises

All medicines, consumables etc for the patient will be provided by the hospital, no outside medicine or consumables are permitted to be brought

Patients are advised not to carry cash or wear or keep any jewellery during their hospitalization. The hospital is not responsible for any kind of loss.

The patient care coordinator will issue a feedback form. Please spend some time to let us know how we can serve you better.

The laboratory has a turn-around time of 1.5 hours for routine tests including complete hemogram, kidney function tests and urine routine with protein creatinine ratio. Some tests are outsourced and these reports may be given on arrival. Special tests like urine protein creatinine ratio, urine calcium creatinine ratio, eGFR by MDRD formula and serum bicarbonate are done here. All tests are done by fully automated instruments. The laboratory has an active quality assurance program consisting of internal quality checks and external quality assurance schemes like CMC and AIIMs EQAS programs.

Pharmacy at AKDC is located on the third floor of the building. Stringent quality control ensures that medicines at the shop are completely updated and are of highest quality. It stores enough drugs so that necessary drugs are available at all the times. Since we house most of the major drugs necessary in the medical treatment, the patients and their relatives have easy accessibility to the required drugs any time.

Our hospital pharmacy has all medicines, which are authentic and stored as per required standards.

Our pharmacy is staffed only by registered pharmacist. The pharmacy is open throughout week (9am- 7:30pm)

We stock generic as well as branded medicines as per the client's requirements. All in-house prescriptions are sent online to facilitate indoor patient's medication distribution. Special discounts are made available to you for medicines like Erythropoietin upto 50%. Your medicines will be placed in special packets mentioning their dose timing and manner of consumption.