Expense of buying the machine and maintaining the clinic If treatment were to be made `free' for the CRF patients, the Government would have to spend at least Rs.1 lakh a year per patient. So you cannot expect a Government. The expensive equipment and cost of medicines involved do not allow private hospitals to compromise on medical bills. The equipment for dialysis is imported from Switzerland, Germany, Japan or Europe. Each machine is worth Rs.6 lakhs and the installation charge costs Rs.1 lakh. "Only dialysate (fluid) is prepared in hospitals locally. So we expecting your valuable contribution for this life saving project.