The Nephrology unit at KMCH provides a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient service for children with kidney disease, including acute and chronic renal failure. There is an active end-stage renal failure programme, which includes treatment with chronic peritoneal dialysis or haemodialysis and renal transplantation. The unit has special expertise in the investigation and management of children with nephrotic syndrome, haemolytic-uraemic syndrome, hypertension, vasculitis, tubular disorders and infants, young children and adolescents with chronic and end-stage renal failure (dialysis or transplantation).
The renal unit works very closely with the urological service providing comprehensive management of infants and children with complex nephro-urological disorders
The department offers the following services:
Daily Nephrology OPD services with full time Nephrologist with a multi-speciality hospital backup, for any kidney related problem
A well qualified and experienced team of dialysis personnel with international experience on its roles to deliver quality dialysis and care.
Dedicated room and dialysis machines for treating Hepatitis positive patients.
Dedicated Reuse areas for Hepatitis positive and negative patients using RO water.
Piped Oxygen, Vacuum and Air to all dialysis stations to handle any emergency.
Critical care dialysis in the ICU.
Centrally air-conditioned dialysis room
An economical package where dialysers, tubing's and all other disposable are part of the package.
Full-computerized records of treatment, machine maintenance and reuse data maintained.
Single use dialysis without reuse available for foreign tourists and for anyone as desired.
Recognized by International Dialysis Organization, France, for dialyzing their transit and holiday patients in Pondicherry.
Treatments available round the clock
Special CAPD treatment initiation and maintenance programme available.
Kidney biopsy undertaken.
Patient education and counseling on a regular basis
Special screening for diabetic and hypertension.
Also conduct screening camps for early detection of kidney disease at different locations.