Introduction of Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Program (PMNDP)

Every year, about 2.2lakh new patients of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) get added in India resulting in additional demand for 3.4 Crore dialysis every year. The high cost of dialysis care leads to financial catastrophe for practically all families with such patients.

Towards this, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Program’ (PMNDP) under the National Health Mission in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in Union Budget 2016-17 at all the District Hospitals, to make renal-care services accessible & affordable to BPL (Below Poverty Line) patients.

The Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP) was rolled out on 07th April 2016 as part of the National Health Mission (NHM) for the provision of free dialysis services to the poor. The programme has two components namely Hemodialysis (HD) services & Peritoneal dialysis (PD) services.

National Health mission supports establishment of dialysis centres (In-house & public private partnership/hybrid models) for HD service delivery as per the state/UT requirement. Hemodialysis Services under PMNDP is operational in Private Public Partnership (PPP) mode in 14 States/UTs, in-house mode in 16 States/UTS and hybrid mode in 6 States/UTs.