ICICI Foundation gifts dialysis machines to SUM Hospital

Bhubaneswar: The ICICI Foundation has gifted seven dialysis machines to the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of
medicine of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) here, on Thursday to strengthen the hospital’s efforts to extend healthcare to the masses.

Senior officials representing ICICI Foundation handed over the equipment to the hospital in the presence of Prof. (Dr.) Manojranjan Nayak, Founder President of SOA, at a brief function.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. (Dr.) Nayak praised ICICI Bank and ICICI Foundation for their efforts to improve healthcare stating they had also extended assistance to IMS and SUM Hospital when it was fighting the battle against Covid-19.

Prof. (Dr.) Pusparaj Samantasinhar, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, said around 1600 patients under treatment in the Nephrology department required dialysis support of whom more than 1000 patients were covered under
the state government’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY).

The new dialysis machines would go a long way to cater to the growing needs, he said.

Prof. (Dr.) Biswaranjan Mohanty, Head of the Department of Nephrology, said the hospital conducted dialysis for around 80 patients daily.

Those present on the occasion included Mr. Pradosh Kumar Rout, Business Head of ICICI Bank, Ms. Sanjukta Mohapatra, Odisha Centre Head of ICICI Foundation, Prof. (Dr.) Sanghamitra Mishra, Dean of IMS and SUM Hospital, Mr.
Sarojkanta Samal, SOA’s Chartered Accountant, Mr. Prahllad Mohanty, Officer on Special Duty, IMS and SUM Hospital, Dr. Debaprasad Kar, Dr. Biswajit Mishra and Dr. Amrita Deo, Associate Professors in the Nephrology department, Mr. Deba Prasad Dash, Director, Corporate Communication of SOA, Ms. Pushpanjali Rout,
Deputy General Manager (Operation), IMS and SUM Hospital, Ms. Manorama Parida, Bio-medical Engineer, Mr. Saroj Senapati, Mr. Soumya Ranjan Muduli and Ms. Tamanna Rathg, all Junior Hospital Administrators.