Financial Assistance Program

for Renal transplant patients affected by COVID-19

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Project Background

The current global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a tremendous public health burden to India. Certain high risk individuals are at high risk of complications and mortality from this disease. Renal transplant recipients are one such critical risk group. They are at higher risk or progressing to severe infection if they contract COVID-19 infection due to their weakened immune system. Mortality can be as high as 30% compared to 3-4% seen in the general population.


We foresee an increased financial burden for transplant patients fighting COVID-19. Having been through the arduous procedure of transplantation and immunosuppressive medication, we want each patient to have a fighting chance if faced with a COVID-19 infection.

 Program Supporters

I-SHARE Foundation has received a financial grant from Bellwether Capital, Mumbai to run this financial assistance program.The program is being directed by Dr. Meetali Bidaye - Consultant Nephrologist and Co Director of I-SHARE Foundation.I-SHARE Foundation welcomes individual donors and Corporate CSR Programs to collaborate with us to grow this project.


Program Beneficiaries

Financially challenged* hospitalised renal transplant recipient affected by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for aid. Assistance of up to Rs 50,000/- may be available per patient. Approvals are subject to background study of individual cases and limited to availability of funds from the grant. The current project will cover hospitals in Maharashtra.

Program Contacts

Patients are requested not to contact the foundation directly and are advised to go through the hospital social workers or charity departments

Hospital Social workers, Transplant Coordinators, Nephrologists or Infectious Disease Specialists are requested to refer eligible patients to I-SHARE Foundation.

Program   Coordinator:

Mrs Sujata Mane +91 86001-40011                                    

Program Director:

Dr Meetali Bidaye +91 88888-19210


Application Process

Hospital social workers, Nephrologists, Infectious Disease Specialistis or Hospital Charity Departments are requested to download and fill the form attached here and email it to

Fund Disbursement Process

I-SHARE Foundation will contact the hospital social worker on the status of the application. If the application is approved, funds will be disbursed to the hospital account against pending medical bills. No funds will be given to the patients directly.

I-SHARE will attempt to disburse funds in all fairness without discrimination on first cum-first serve basis but reserves the right to assess medical and financial need. Aid is subject to availability of funds. 

Patients are requested not to contact the foundation directly and are advised to go through the hospital social workers or charity departments

Contact Us


Phadke Hospital, Jangli Mahraj Road, Pune, Maharashtra, India