March 6, 2023

KFI development of the Dialysis Center – Updates

To our esteemed friends, patrons, and supporters of KFI, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generous support towards this project. As a token of our appreciation, we have dedicated this page to provide you with regular updates on the progress of the Free Kidney Dialysis/Diagnostic center’s development at Kerala/India.

If you like to donate to this project, please indicate (Kidney Federation of India in the comments)

December 2023:
We were eagerly anticipating the inaugural ceremony for the new free dialysis and diagnostic center. However, due to unforeseen weather conditions and natural calamities, the completion of the construction has been postponed by a few months. Despite these delays, progress is being made steadily. Attached are the latest photos of the construction site. We deeply appreciate your continued support. Additionally, members of the Zcharia Committee will be visiting the site this month to offer live updates.

July 15th, 2023 :
Providing you with the latest update on the progress of the Dialysis Center Construction as of July 15th, 2023. The accompanying pictures will visually demonstrate the ongoing developments. Excavation has been completed, marking a significant milestone. Currently, 22 out of 32 excavations have been successfully accomplished. The electricity connection has been established, and the planned date for the PCC footing is set for July 20th, 2023. The construction is progressing rapidly, and we eagerly anticipate its completion. We sincerely appreciate your continued support.

July 14 2023 Update : Hooray! The construction of the new Dialysis Center has commenced despite the heavy rainfall. The workers have already completed the foundation and erected a fence. The construction will continue uninterrupted until completion. Feel free to have a look at some pictures of the ongoing progress.

June 14 2023 Update :
We would like to share some significant moments from the groundbreaking inaugural ceremony of the Kidney Dialysis Center. This center aims to provide free dialysis services to underprivileged individuals suffering from kidney diseases.

We are thrilled to share the exciting news of the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for the Kidney Dialysis Center in Kerala/India on July 14th 2023. This significant milestone marks the beginning of a project that aims to provide crucial dialysis services to those in need. With an expected completion date before the end of 2023, we are grateful for your generous support and contribution, as this endeavor would not be possible without you and your kindness. Please accept this invitation and bless and pray for the success of the project.

They are delighted to emphasize that the Kidney Dialysis Center is not only a groundbreaking project but also a free center that aims to provide vital dialysis services to those in need, particularly the underprivileged. Their primary goal is to ensure that individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds have access to high-quality dialysis treatment without the burden of financial constraints.

Through the generous support and contributions of compassionate individuals like yourself, they are working tirelessly to create a facility where individuals who cannot afford dialysis services can receive the care they desperately require. The center’s mission is rooted in the belief that healthcare should be a right for all, regardless of one’s socioeconomic status.

By offering free dialysis services, they aim to alleviate the financial burden on families facing kidney-related health challenges. It is their firm belief that everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances, should have equal opportunities for treatment and a chance at a healthier life.

We are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support and dedication to this cause, as it is through individuals like you that we can turn this vision into a reality. Together, we can make a profound impact on the lives of the less fortunate, providing them with the care and support they deserve.

June 2023 Update : The drawings for the Kidney Federation of India-sanctioned plan, including the elevation, section, site plan, service plan, parking plan, and location plan, have been completed. They will be uploaded to the Sanketham site for online access in the following week June 10th 2023.

May 2023 Update : KFI has established a building committee consisting of one Trustee, the Vice Chairman, and the Finance Director, in collaboration with Fr. Davis the President and Sanjo Nampadan. This dedicated team is actively engaged in working on the project.

At present, they are in the process of reviewing several drawings, although none have been finalized yet. We have attached the drawings they have sent for the City review and approval. Please check them out.

March 2023 Update : We are making good progress on the project, with ongoing discussions about the electrical and civil construction work. In order to proceed, we require a temporary electricity connection. However, we are unable to obtain this immediately as the taxes have been paid by the previous owner until March 31st, 2023. Currently, we are meeting our water requirement from the Church Hall, but for the major work ahead, we need to secure an electricity connection. The construction of the “well” for water is need is getting to close to finish, please find the picture of the construction.

January 2023 Update : The land was registered in the name of KFI, there were trees and shrubs in the facility that had to be cleaned up. The first activity was to dig a well, the first attempt was not successful, had to spend 5K USD on that. The second attempt was successful and water was found, currently the well work is in progress. The cost of the facility/infrastructure would shoot over 100K USD, KFI has acquired only 30% of the goal so far from all sources and so the development effort will need more support, yet with all the works and success, KFI is determined to reach the goal and make it a success. We plan to update this website once a month and provide updates.

2022 Update : Rev. Fr. Davis Chiramel, the President of The Kidney Federation of India, visited Kansas City on July 17th and gave a speech at Advent Church in Olathe. He discussed the generous donation of land by a local Kansas City resident and the intention to construct a free Kidney Detection/Dialysis Center at the location for the benefit of underprivileged individuals. Many friends and families from Kansas City and all over the world supported. Zcharia Jose Memorial Foundation made a huge Gala event (under the ZJMF youth leadership) and donated about 10K USD from the success of the event.

If you like to donate to this project, please indicate (Kidney Federation of India in the comments)