Rotary Royales Donated 12 Dialysis Machines at Two Bhakti Vedanta Hospitals


Mumbai, December 28, 2020: The Rotary Club of Mumbai Royales helped establish the Rotary Dialysis Centre at the Bhakti Vedanta Hospital, Mira Road and at Swami Shraddhanand Hospital (managed By Bhaktivedanta Hospital), Nalasopara. The 12 machines, six at each hospital, will help give a free or heavily subsidised cost of Rs. 250 per dialysis to the poor sections of the society. Built with the help of Rupees One Crore donation, the Rotary Dialysis Centre was virtually inaugurated by H. G. Prabhu Gaur Gopal Das, the Centre was physically inaugurated by Sunnil Mehra, the District Governor of Rotary International’s District 3141.

Speaking on the occasion, President of Rotary Club of Mumbai Royales, Rtn. Prakash Ramgopal Ruia mentioned that “We are happy to see this Club’s flagship project contribute to the poor sections. About 12,000 treatments each year and about 80,000 treatments over the lifespan of this project is envisaged to assist needy patients of Mira-Bhayandar and Vasai-Virar belt. Gaur Gopal Das lauded the selfless service efforts of Rotary Clubs, particularly during the pandemic times. While doing the physical inauguration, District Governor Sunnil Mehra detailed how the funds were generated by the Club with the help of international grants.

Present for the inauguration ceremony was First Lady of District 3141, Shilpi Mehra; First Lady of Rotary Club of Mumbai Royales, Sangeeta Ruia; Dist. Governor-Elect Rtn. Rajendra Agarwal; Club Trainer Rtn. Chandra Mohan Dawar; Medical Director Rtn. Jai Kumar Gupta and Rtn. Raj Kumar Gupta, Club Advisor & GG Project Team; Coordinator Rtn. Krishna Kumar Choudhary and GG team Member Rtn. Balmohan Agarwal, Club Secretary Rtn. Aashiesh Agarwaal, Club Treasurer Suresh Bajaj, Charter President Rtn. Brij Bhushan Gupta, Past Presidents Rtn. Paritosh Rungta, Rtn Sanjay Gupta. PDG Gopal Mandhania, Rtn. Shivketan Gupta, IPP Rtn. Arvind Gadia, Rtn. Ashok Saraf, Rtn. Kiran Poddar, Rtn Vinod Jain and Ajay Lohia.

Our major donors – Suresh Bajaj, Ramprasadji Agarwal, Sanjay Agarwal,  Pradeep Pansari, Shrikantji Tibrewal, Kirti Shambu DayalGupta,  Sunil Khandelwal, Deepak Gupta and President Prakash Ruia, Sangeeta Ruia, Aneesh Ruia and Harsh Ankita Choudhry, were also present in the meeting.

Mr Ruia further said that Bhakti Vedanta Trust was their obvious choice for setting up these two Dialysis Centres as these areas lack modern dialysis centres, especially for the treatment of the poor and underprivileged segments of society who cannot afford the expensive dialysis treatment. Doing dialysis every week would put a lot of monetary strain on the poor segments living in these areas of Thane and Palghar districts. Bhakti Vedanta Trust is a renowned charitable organisation who will be providing free dialysis to underprivileged sections of the area or would charge nominal fees per dialysis.