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Kidney Day Marked With Free Check-Up Camp At City Hospital

By NJ Thakura
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Guwahati: A northeast India based hospital marked the World Kidney Day 2016 with various activities including a free check-up camp for common people on 10 March last. Over hundred people arrived at the hospital premises in the city from different parts of Assam for the kidney check-up and consultation camp.

The health camp, which witnessed the participation of around 120 people from Sibsagar, North Lakhimpur, Dimapur, Nagaon with the city of Guwahati provided the participants a number of relevant laboratory tests free of cost.

Dr. TA Choudhury (Nephrology), Dr PM Deka (Urology) conducted the camp which started at 10 am. A host of paramedical staff under the guidance of Dr Abhishek Debnath and Ujjal Saikia assisted them in the process. Earlier senior Assamese journalist Nava Thakuria flagged off a walkathon from the hospital in the morning.

It may be mentioned that the World Kidney Day is observed on second Thursday in March every year. The International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney Foundations initiate for the celebration of the day with an aim to raise awareness about the importance of the amazing kidneys to human health.

Moreover, creating awareness about various preventive measures to reduce the risk factors for the important organ that purifies the blood & remove wastes from the body is also emphasized on the day in addition to pledging necessary supports for the surviving kidney patents to maintain the quality of life.

Roughly 10% of the world populace is affected by various kidney related diseases. Most of the chronic kidney disease cases are caused by diabetes & high blood pressure. The family history of chronic kidney diseases may aggravate the condition for the patients. The physicians hence advise everyone to adopt safe & preventive behaviours and also a systematic screening of patients with diabetes and hypertension.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to all the participants for their cooperation in making our mission to create awareness about various kidney related diseases a success,” said Dr Jayanta Bardoloi, CMD of Dispur Hospitals Pvt. Ltd, which is recognized identified as the only private health institution in the region with a DNB status for its Urology department.