Healthcare Community Support


  • Low health care financial literacy among healthcare worker specially dialysis technicians.


Impact on Patient Care:

  • Financial stress may indirectly affect patient care, as healthcare workers dealing with their financial challenges may find it harder to focus on their professional responsibilities.

Reduced Ability to Cope with Emergencies:

  • Inadequate financial literacy can leave dialysis technicians unprepared to handle unexpected financial emergencie.

Solution : Creating Awarness and Financial Help

Educating, persuading and Assisting them with part funding of Mediclaim, term insurance and PPF

Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, PMJJBY and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, PMSBY – government schemes.

  • PMJJBY provides coverage for death due to any reason. The money would be paid to the nominee in case of death of the insured.
  • PMSBY provides coverage for accidental death and disability. The annual premium for PMSBY is ₹20.

Outreach Van

  •      Lack of awareness in slum areas
  •      Cost hesitancy so no routine health checkups
  •      Fear of going to a doctor


  •      Delayed treatment and diagnosis
  •      Lower quality of life
  •      More complications and Higher healthcare costs due to delayed intervention


Van for reaching residential societies, slums and chawls for Early detections and treatment preventing Paralysis, Heart Attack and Kidney failure in slum areas by checking their weight , BP and Sugar .

Creating awareness and educating them to reduce salt .

Will be assisted with Doctors , Nurse and Lab equipments

Deaddiction Clinic


The Epidemic:

  • 267 million tobacco users (2022)
  • 4 million people need help from binge drinking (2021)
  • Prevalence of obesity in India is 40.3%
  • Health Impact: Physical health deterioration
  • Financial Impact: High costs associated with substance abuse treatment and potential job loss.
  • Social Impact: Strained relationships with family and friends
  • Psychological Impact: Impaired decision- making, dependence,& negative effect
  • Behavioral Impact: Engaging in risky behaviors, neglecting responsibilities and escalation of addictive behaviors.


  • Free specialised clinic comprising of psychiatrists, counsellors, spiritual support groups
  • Team led by Dr Vinita Pawar, she has an experience of 5 years in dealing with patients with addiction

Breath A Life

Mumbai Kidney Foundation’s mission statement is “Sharing The Burden”. To this end, we are initiating three projects to provide aid to those affected by COVID-19.

Breath A Life

With an increase in COVID cases, we noticed that many people require oxygen either before they get access to a hospital or post-hospitalization when they are at home under COVID care. Providing oxygen concentrators for such people can help ensure that they can get the necessary treatment at home. We want to be able to provide oxygen concentrator services for such people so that they can decrease their hospital stay and care for themselves at home.
If you know someone who requires an oxygen concentrator, please connect them with us. You can SMS/Whatsapp us on 9892008228/9820767272/ 7666674011/9930746030

Requirement: A doctor’s prescription for home oxygen.

Care To Teach

Mumbai Kidney Foundation’s mission statement is “Sharing The Burden”. To this end, we are initiating three projects to provide aid to those affected by COVID-19.

Care To Teach

Amidst the heart-shattering statistics and the tear-jerking news reports, it is the younger, innocent ones who had the stars in their eyes dimmed. Because of the massive impact of COVID-19 this year, the breadwinners and caregivers of many families were lost. What followed was a loss of childhood when the children had to step up to take care of their families. They had to give up on education to fulfill various duties in and around the house because of a lack of funds.

Our aim is to provide funding to these children to help them get educated and have a better future. Mumbai Kidney Foundation invites you to join this cause and do your bit towards society.

We plan to reach out to children who have lost access to education due to the loss of a parent who was the primary breadwinner for the family and we are raising money for their education. Each child (could be studying in any grade from 1 to 12) will be funded for at least two years by us. Not only their school fees, but also their uniforms, books, stationary, other miscellaneous fees, and anything else they need for having a well-rounded education will be taken care of. If a student needs any electronic devices like tablets/laptops/smartphones because of the online mode, the same will also be arranged. We will also make sure that these funds reach the right people and are used for the right purposes. You can help by donating funds which boosts our strength to help. You can also popularize our message and help us reach more people who are willing to donate. Even the smallest contribution can make a big difference.

If you know about any such children requiring help, please contact us with the following details :
1) An application form with details of all the family members including their name, age, address, contact number, name of the school, standard in which the child is studying, and the school fees.
2) A copy of the child’s Aadhaar card and ration card
3) A copy of the death certificate of the parent lost to Covid
4) Copy of electricity bill of the child’s residence
You can send the above information on WhatsApp at: 9821112487 / 9930746030 or mail us at

World Kidney Day: Can hypertension during pregnancy cause kidney disease?

March 8th, 2018 is observed as World Kidney Day. The theme for World Kidney Day 2018 is ‘Kidney Disease and Women’s Health aligned with International Women’.

Kidney disease reduces the ability of the organ to remove, metabolic waste products and extra water out of your blood and thus cause water and electrolyte imbalance in the body. Other functions of kidney such as blood pressure regulation, biological activation of vitamin D and stimulation of red blood cell production are impaired in patients with kidney disease. According to the research by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, women are more prone to suffer from long-term kidney disease. Awareness about kidney related diseases is abysmally low in India, especially among women. It is this ignorance coupled with inaccessible healthcare education that leads to the disease being diagnosed at advanced stages among the women population. Furthermore, in most cases, women tend to procrastinate, when it comes to getting tested which adds to the problem.

Dr Bhavesh Vora, Senior Nephrologist at Asian Heart Institute, Breach Candy and Sushrut Hospital, Mumbai & Treasurer, Amar Gandhi Foundation says, one such risk factor that most women are unaware is the fact that high blood pressure can put you at risk of kidney disease. The risk is increased further during pregnancy. Urine test at the time of pregnancy along with antenatal care can help diagnose the condition at an early stage and prevent kidney disease. An increase in the blood pressure during pregnancy, known as pre-eclampsia or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, is commonly seen in young women these days. This is a cause of concern for young mothers as it can put the pressure on the kidneys. Moreover, high blood pressure during pregnancy can not only lead to complications during delivery but also put you at risk of kidney disease at a later stage of life. Hence, every pregnant woman should check her blood pressure during pregnancy and also follow up about changes in blood pressure after delivery to detect kidney problems at an early stage, if any. Also read Amar Gandhi Foundation, to launch “ek chammach kam”, a campaign to limit salt intake.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar & Rakyesh OmPrakash Mehra Support to Ek Chammach Kam

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and spiritual leader and Art of living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have joined a campaign to raise awareness about high salt consumption by Indians and its adverse effect on the kidneys.

The campaign, #EkChammachKam, is spearheaded by Bhupendra Gandhi’s Amar Gandhi Foundation, and supported by the Mumbai Kidney Foundation.

Expressing his support, Mehra said in a statement: “#EkChammachKam of salt intake is simple and self-explanatory. It is well known that too much sodium in a person’s diet can be harmful. It causes blood to hold fluid, and this in turn raises blood pressure and puts a strain on the heart as well.”

Over 150 nephrologists in Mumbai have given a clarion call, “ek chammach kam” (One spoon less), to highlight the high salt intake among the Indian population.

Ramakanta Panda of the Asian Heart Institute, Jalaj Dani CEO Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Ramen Goel, Director, Center of Bariatric&Metabolic Surgery, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals, Ravindra Karanjekar, Corporate CEO, Jupiter Hospital, and several other senior members of the medical fraternity have also lent support to the campaign.

“Chronic kidney disease is a silent killer. It usually has no significant symptoms until it has reached later stages where a patient is not left with many choices of treatment,” Bhupendra Gandhi said.

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World Health Day-7th April ” Health for All”

The theme for World Health Day this year is ‘Health for All’. Nephrologists all over Mumbai, and the Amar Gandhi Foundation, are appealing to homemakers to cut salt on World Health day. Women in particular, as the conscience keepers of society, can drive this awareness to their loved ones and play a key role in regulating India’s excessive salt consumption habit.

Indians face the double whammy, not only of increased prevalence, but also of developing chronic kidney disease at a younger age. Sadly, dialysis patients are getting younger.

“We are doing dialysis now a days in all groups of patients – very young to elderly age above 90. Two most common causes of chronic kidney disease at present include – high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus” laments Dr Bhupendra Gandhi, Chairman, Amar Gandhi Foundation, on the eve of World Heath Day.

Taking cognisance of this, the Health Ministry, in 2016, had announced that 2,000 new dialysis centres would be set up at district-level hospitals in the country by 2018.

Dr. Umesh Khanna, a senior nephrologist adds, “12% – 17% of Indians could have chronic kidney disease (SEEK Study). One of the ways of tackling this epidemic is to reduce salt intake in our diet, thereby reducing the incidence of high blood pressure in the society.

Elaborating on kidney problems in children, Dr. Hemal Shah, senior nephrologist said “Early detection is necessary for a healthy lifestyle in children to combat preventable kidney damage that may include acute kidney injury. Mothers are key to this process of encouraging children to lead healthy lifestyles. Our campaign #EkChammachKam is our message to encourage reduced salt consumption.”

Excess salt leads to higher blood pressure which is of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and cancer account for over 70% of all deaths.

Dr Hemal Shah suggests that making just a few changes towards salt reduction can go a long way:

Choose low-calorie, low salt diet over fried snacks during chai time. Have at least five servings of fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy products and nuts that are low in salt, instead of chips and samosas. Banish that salt shaker from the dinner table. Never add extra salt on top of your salads and other food preparations. Earlier this year, in March 2018, over 150 nephrologists from Mumbai joined hands with Mumbai Kidney Foundation and Amar Gandhi Foundation, launching “ek chammach kam” (One spoon less) campaign to raise awareness against high salt consumption by Indians and its adverse effect on kidneys. #EkChammachKam gained momentum with seer Sri Sri Ravishankar, and celebrated filmmaker Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra joining the same. Choreographer Saroj Khan joined the campaign on the eve of World Health day too.

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Meet Mumbai’s fit and fab doctors-World Health Day

Mumbai doctors believe in practising what they preach. If they recommend a 40-minute run or walk for you, they do it themselves, too. To celebrate World Health Day today, Bombay Times got doctors — pediatricians, nephrologists, cardiologists, clinical psychologists and health specialists — together for a morning jog, where they spoke about how Mumbaikars can stay fit and healthy, despite their sedentary jobs and hectic schedules.

Prevent lifestyle diseases For Dr Bhupendra Gandhi, consultant nephrologist, restricting ‘SOS’ is a must to lead a life that is healthy and disease-free. He explains, “SOS stands for sugar, oil and salt; restricting these will prevent diseases.” Kidney specialist Dr Bhavesh Vora agrees and feels that being health-conscious right from a young age has a lot of benefits. He emphasises, “We have to start early. Youngsters should keep a watch on their daily diet.”

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