Two lakh new kidney cases are emerging each year, only 25% to 30% get medical care, says startup The Renal Project
A survey published in 2016 by Late Arun Jaitley estimated a deficiency of about 3.4 crore dialysis sessions in the country. These are concerning numbers. The Renal Project along with its scalable size of centres ranging from 2 bed to 40 bed centres want to collaborate with medical facilities where there is a void in availability of dialysis centres and ‘fill the gap’. The Renal Project is an MSME and a Niti Aayog (Gov of India) incubated chain of dialysis centres that works on a micro-centre (2-3bed small centre) model to provide dialysis to the un-reached parts of districts and talukas. The Renal Project is founded in 2019 by Shashank Moddhia along with local talent and human resources. Shashank specialises in kidney healthcare and was based in US for ten years before he decided to come back to India for the above cause. Today The Renal Project has over 21 centres in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nashik region.