Nephroplus – Transforming the Dialysis system in India6 months ago Ramya Sayaboni
With NephroPlus, Dialysis phase is no more a troublesome affair!!
In India today over 1, 30,000 patients are suffering from renal failure and receiving Dialysis. Of which 1/3rd of the Dialysis patients suffering from the renal disorder are suffering from the cross infections like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis c, and HIV. Every patient today believe that if he/she is into dialysis process, then they have a wrong belief that it is the end of their life as their journey being a dialysis patient is 1 to 5 years.
What if there is a considerable relief for dialysis patients which makes their life simpler, Healthy and prevent the dialysis patients from Cross infections. Kamal D Shah is one of the co-founders of the most significant specialized dialysis Centre in Hyderabad called Nephroplus.
Kamal D Shah has been into Dialysis for the last 17 years is the best example to prove that Dialysis is not the end for life and where you can live a healthy happy life if you have a frequent. Hygiene, quality, and extended duration dialysis.
Kamal D Shah is an engineering graduate from Osmania University. He developed software for Apple products before co-founding Nephroplus. Kamal firmly believes that being Dialyzed is not the end of the life instead it is the beginning of the new life. He is currently working as the manager of clinical affairs for every state and counsels the patients.
Vikram Vuppala is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and has also done MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of business. Before his innovation, Nephroplus, he worked as a senior associate at Mc Kinsey& company. He was also the Business analyst at ZS associates. With a passion for redefining the dialysis care in the country and making patient smile in spite of being dialyzed is the main reason to start Nephroplus in Hyderabad. Sandeep Gudibanda is also the co-founder of Nephroplus. He is an alumnus of Indian School of Business. As a successful entrepreneur, he has co-founded five companies was a budding entrepreneur for many years and also currently the CEO of Health Pix technologies.
With the experience of talking to all the nephrologists, staff and the dialysis patients, they founded Nephroplus in 2010 in Hyderabad, Which is India’s largest Dialysis Network. It is with a mission to provide quality dialysis at affordable prices. They treat their Dialysis Patients as guests and make their life easier and happier. It prevents the patients from cross- infections through its three main concepts which are Zero Infection kit, 56- step process, and Nephroplus Dialysis Index. Zero infection Kit is a separate kit used for every dialysis patient to prevent Cross infection.56 step process will identify and will eliminate all the sources of the infection. Nephroplus dialysis Index is an Adaption of Australian’s “Good Dialysis Index” which they customized according to the need of the Indian patients. It tracks the patient’s Outcomes and acts accordingly to measure the adequacy and improve the adequacy.
Nephroplus is the first Dialysis provider in the country today who provide button hold needles to all their guests which made patient to freely complete his Hemo Dialysis process with no fear and pain. It has Medical management system where they provide bill boxes for the patients for proper medication.
Nephroplus is the first to introduce Home Hemodialysis in India. It is the service where they set the whole Dialysis unit in the house where the patient can undergo the entire process of Dialysis at home.
Who said a dialysis patient could not travel on holidays??? Nephroplus believe that dialysis can travel with their proper arrangements from booking tickets to Dialysis bookings. As the guest has to visit their Centre on alternate days it is difficult for their family members to postpone their work, so Nephroplus started the pickup and drop facility for their patients.
In series A funding it has raised an amount of 4.3million dollars from Bessemer Venture partners and in Series B funding it raised 10 million dollars in 2014 and in series c round they have raised 26 million dollars from Sea Link partners and international Finance Corporation. Competitors for Nephroplus are Renal venture management of Colorado, Apex Kidney Care Headquartered in Mumbai and Sparsh Nephroplus of Hyderabad.
It provides its services across India Telangana, Bangalore, Chennai and has done more than 50,00 dialysis sessions since its inception. They have tied up with the hospitals and increased the expansion to 78 centers. They are planning to expand their operations in every district of the country. To serve the below poverty line patients, they are trying innovative ways to partner with the government so that the BPL patients get benefited from the scheme.
Make your Dialysis process smooth and comfortable, lead a safe, happy life with the help of Nephroplus!!!