Bangalore Kidney Foundation (BKF) founded in 1979 is committed to support renal /kidney patients through sustained and affordable quality dialysis/renal care. The foundation has pioneered the treatment of renal failure and kidney diseases in the State of Karnataka. The foundation has evolved to become the nodal center for providing quality renal health care at affordable costs to patients across demographic profiles and economic strata. We are also leading a sustained effort for early identification and prevention of kidney failure by identifying young School children and college students who are at risk.
BKF along with Sri Sringeri Trust was instrumental in setting up Rangadore Memorial Hospital in Bangalore and manages a State of Art Eighty-five bedded dialysis center in the heart of Bengaluru. This State-of-the-Art dialysis center is one of the largest single location dialysis centers in India.
BKF and StepOne trust are on a mission to help hospitals in rural India prepare for the third wave of the coronavirus, which is expected in September-October 2021.
StepOne (www.projectstepone.org) is a non-profit collective of technology and healthcare professionals on a mission to improve our epidemic preparedness. With a large network of 7000+ doctors and 1000+ non-medical volunteers working as part of the process. We are working live in 20 states and have provided free telemedicine access to more than 3.6 million Covid Positive patients in 2021 alone. We are now extending our efforts to augment the critical care infrastructure in India.
Third wave is expected to hit Tier2 and Tier3 cities more intensely and with the new variants, risk of faster spread, limited medical knowhow and huge unvaccinated populations, it is imperative to add further to the critical care infrastructure in these districts. There is an urgent need to create this excess capacity and it is clear that government efforts will have to be aided with private donations/grants to address the critical gap in equipment.
Third wave of the pandemic may affect up to 35 lakhs population. Our current goal is to deploy a minimum of 300 non-invasive ventilation machines (BiPAP), 50 HFNC (High Flow Nasal Cannula) and 200 pediatric CPAPs devices across government and charitable hospitals in districts/cities which often lack medical attention from private and public health providers. 100% of the donations will be used to fund equipment's as we are fully volunteer based and there are no overheads or management costs involved. Please contribute and also share this link forward.
Below are some testimonials/messages of StepOne’s work done towards Covid efforts:
Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM, Delhi
Dr Ashwath Narayan, Deputy CM, Karnataka
Narottham Misra, Health Minister, Madhya Pradesh
Felicitation by Honourable Kiran Bedi - Lt. Gov of Puducherry