The National Kidney Center (NKC) is the Nonprofit NGO having the largest hemodialysis treatment facility in Nepal operated by Health Care Foundation-Nepal.
NKC is a modern up to date facility having the capacity to serve up to 250 patients/day for dialysis and 50 patients per day for consultation. Now, NKC operates 80 dialysis machines in 3 stations at Kathmandu valley and 3 stations at Tanahu, Chitwan, and Morang respectively The center also boasts having a state of the art water filtration system-essential to safeguarding the safety of the dialysis process with AAMI standard and a unique and much admired Medical waste management system. It is the first NGO Hospital to get ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) certification in Nepal.
The center is not for profit and its revenues are derived exclusively from patient fees; however, it treats all patients regardless of their ability to pay. While it makes every effort to keep its costs per session for dialysis as low as possible by imposing efficiencies in its operation, making services available to the poor and indigent stress the centers’ ability to lower dialysis costs further.
National Kidney Center was set up with the help of Mrs. Beate Vogt from Goslar Germany. She is an honorary advisor to NKC. She has taken the initiative to collect, coordinate and dispatch the dialysis machines and other major equipment for the smooth running of the center. German friends and organizations have also helped in making this center function well to the best of its capacity.