Assam: World Kidney Day to be observed in city hospital
Posted on March 9th, 2016

By NJ Thakuria

Guwahati:  The World Kidney Day (WKD) will be observed at Dispur Hospitals Pvt. Ltd of northeast India. The Dispur Hospital management has decided to mark the day on Thursday with various activities including a free kidney check-up camp for common people.

It may be mentioned that the WKD is observed on 10 March across the globe with an aim to raise awareness about the importance of our kidneys to overall health scenario and also to reduce the risk factors for the small but very important organs to purify our blood. Moreover creating awareness about various preventive behaviours and also surviving with kidney diseases without affecting the quality of life are also emphasized.

As the diabetes and high blood pressure are two key risk factors for chronic kidney diseases, physicians advise everyone to adopt safe & preventive behaviours. Similarly systematic screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension are encouraged in the international kidney day which was initiated in 2006 for the first time.

The Dispur Hospital’s kidney day activities will start with a walkathon kicking-off at 7 am from the hospital premises. The kidney check-up camp on the hospital complex is scheduled to start at 10 am and conclude by 1 pm. A free consultation for all kidney related diseases will also be simultaneously organized.

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