On the occasion of World Kidney Day, Shalby Hospital organized a health talk to spread awareness about kidney diseases and educate people to take care of their kidneys. During the program, there was an extensive discussion on topics like dialysis, kidney transplantation, kidney stone, myths related to kidney diseases, its prevention and its treatment.
The event was graced by the representatives of the main social groups of the city and got information on how to keep kidneys healthy. The participants were told that the Covid-19 pandemic has taught every one of us to stay alert and conscious about one’s health. There is a need for social change where health-focused behaviors are encouraged among citizens as a part of disease prevention programs before getting ill and visiting a doctor for treatment.
The participants were advised to drink enough water and keep their bodies hydrated. They were also told to quit smoking, consume less salt and avoid taking painkillers as much as possible. Around 40% of diabetic patients get affected by kidney-related problems, hence they should stay more alert about it. The chief guest of the event was Dr. Anita Handa, Project Director, MFJCF. Dr. Anita Handa encouraged the participants to donate organs herself has donated one of her kidneys to her son and both of them are living a healthy lifestyle without any problems.