TANKER Foundation inaugurated it’s 9th Dialysis Unit on Friday 26th June 2020 at 9.30.a.m at ” Porur UCHC, Zone 11- Valasaravakkam, No. 4A, Hospital Road, ChinnaPorur, Chennai – 600116”.
This is a joint effort of the Greater Chennai Corporation which has provided the complete infrastructure,Rotary Club of Chennai Coastal which has provided all the machines and other equipment and TANKER Foundation which will be running and managing the Unit.
Almost 2.5 lakh people die of kidney failure in India every year. It is the third-largest killer after malignancy and heart disease. Millions suffer from some form of kidney disease and many of them, particularly in India cannot afford the cost of treatment or care.
TANKER (Tamilnad Kidney Research) Foundation is a registered non-profit charitable organization started by Dr.georgi Abraham and like minded people in June 1993 with the aim of helping under-privileged patients with kidney disease by giving subsidized dialysis and one-time financial help for medication, investigation and transplantation and also to spread awareness about kidney disease. TANKER cares for those, the underprivileged, who suffer kidney problems of any kind, reversible or terminal, regardless of caste, creed, sex or religion.
The Unit was inaugurated by Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner Shri Prakash Govindasamy and Shri. G. Chandramohan, District Governor Dist 3232, Rotary Club of Madras Northwest.
Commissioner Prakash said this was the 4 th tie up TANKER foundation and that 2 more units would be inaugurated in Injambakkam with Freemasons and Thiruvottriyur with Rotary next month.He said that they wanted to have 150 machines operational in Chennai and were working on it.
Mrs.Latha Kumaraswami ,Managing Trustee ,TANKER foundation, thanked the Staff of TANKER foundation and Greater Chennai Corporation for their dedication and commitment in serving the needy.She also thanked the Greater Chennai Corporation,The CM Scheme ,the Rotary Club of Chennai Coastal and Shri Prakash,Shri Madhusudhana Reddy and the Press for their support and coverage.