The Government of Uzbekistan selected Nephroplus to deliver vital dialysis care for over 1,000 patients.

Nephroplus won the bid to finance, construct, equip, train personnel, and operate four dialysis clinics in the city of Tashkent, the Republic of Karakalpakistan, and Khorezm region to deliver vital dialysis care for over 1,000 patients.

As transaction advisor to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, assisted the Ministries in designing and tendering a public-private partnership (PPP) that will deliver dialysis care to Uzbek patients in line with best industry standards, providing higher quality care, reduced risk of infection, and no out-of-pocket payments for patients. IFC and the World Bank advised the Government in updating dialysis standards in line with international levels and developing a procedure for selecting and referring patients to dialysis in accordance with transparent selection criteria based on clinical and social conditions.

“The Government of Uzbekistan is committed to expanding access to affordable and quality health care,” said Timur Ishmetov, Uzbekistan’s Minister of Finance. “This first-of-its-kind, market-changing PPP will help upgrade health services and increase access to critical dialysis care to more patients in the country.”

Rural patients will particularly benefit from the project because Nephroplus will introduce the country’s first-ever peritoneal dialysis, a treatment that enables patients to receive dialysis care in their own homes, reducing travel time and costs for families, and extending the reach of dialysis care to rural and remote areas, an important innovation for the country.

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Nephrocare Health Services Pvt Ltd (NephroPlus) is the largest network of dialysis centres in India with 97 operations centres (as on Jan 31, 2017) spread across 63 cities in 16 Indian states.

The low-cost business model used by NephroPlus is influenced by 3 factors. Cost effective sourcing of consumables and equipment, staff costing and in-house maintenance and quality teams. Having an in-house training academy ensures that there is a steady supply of low-cost, well-trained technicians who are adept at quality protocols. This helps to not only keep costs under control but also to consistently deliver high-quality dialysis across the network. The model used by NephroPlus, not only reduces maintenance costs but elongates the life of machines, thus reducing CAPEX and maintaining highest standards of operations.

IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.

As transaction advisor to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, assisted the Ministries in designing and tendering a public-private partnership (PPP) that will deliver dialysis care to Uzbek patients in line with best industry standards, providing higher quality care, reduced risk of infection, and no out-of-pocket payments for patients. IFC and the World Bank advised the Government in updating dialysis standards in line with international levels and developing a procedure for selecting and referring patients to dialysis in accordance with transparent selection criteria based on clinical and social conditions.

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