Doctor from Belagavi leads the way for Dialysis patients in Mumbai


Leading practitioners of Nephrology in Mumbai Dr. Shrirang Bichu hails from Belagavi and completed his education in Belagavi from St.Paul’s high school, GSS and then his medical degree from JNMC.

Dr.Bichu along with four IIT professors on the initiative of The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), developed a website which can help patients find vacant slots for Dialysis patient who are positive.

During the pandemic more than 10,000 dialysis patients in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region were left high and dry as with the overload of COVID-19.

In Mumbai, there are around 200 centres with dialysis facilities. Earlier, all centres used to ask for corona-negative certificates before allowing patients to access facilities. At present, there are 84 dialysis machines in Mumbai for Covid-19 positive patients. These patients have to undergo dialysis at least twice or thrice a week. They can’t afford a delay of even one day and it’s like sitting on a time bomb when refused dialysis. Now, when a dialysis patient is found to be corona positive, the treating doctor is called and he/she enters the name on the webpage, and directs the patient to the nearest facility meant for them. At the same time, all centres will now have details about the patient and even the BMC is in the loop.


Codenamed this initiative ‘Project Victory’, and Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal has personally thanked Dr Bichu for coming to the rescue of the patients.

Dr. Shrirang Bichu is trained for more than two years at the premier Westmead Hospital, Sydney, one of the world’s best Nephrology and Kidney Transplant units, Dr Shrirang Bichu brings to Apex Kidney Care a huge experience of successfully treating hundreds of Nephrology, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis and Kidney transplant patients.

At Westmead he worked with Prof Jeremy Chapman, Prof. David Harris, Dr Brian Nankivel and Dr Philip O’Connel – all international figures in the field today.

He returned to India in 2001. Since then he is serving as an Associate Professor of Nephrology and Consultant Nephrologist at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, one of the largest and best medical centers in India.

He also served as an Associate Professor of Nephrology at Grant Medical College and JJ Group of Hospitals for 4 years.

He is also providing honorary service to Mumbai Port Trust Hospital and Mumbai Police Hospital .

He has served as a member on the Government committee for recognizing hospitals for organ transplant.

He is on the governing body of the Association of Medical Consultants of Mumbai – a more than6000 member strong association.

He is member of :

The International Society of Nephrology, Transplantation Society, Australia and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, Indian Society of Nephrology, Indian Society of Organ Transplant, Association of Physicians of India and others.

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