STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The Department of Nephrology Super Speciality Hospital and Government Medical College Jammu celebrated World Kidney Day here on Thursday.
On the occasion, Dr. S.K Bali Prof and HoD Nephrology SSH, spoke about the various kidney diseases and their prevention. The theme of this year on Kidney Day and International Women’s Day is kidney diseases and women, value and empower.
Dr S.K Bali informed that the Department of Nephrology in SSH is providing services to the patients of kidney diseases since its start in 2013. Around 4,500 Haemodialysis are done per year and around 35 CAPD are also done annually.
In addition the department is providing indoor, outdoor services to patients of renal diseases, he said and informed that there are five sets of potential challenges that women with CKD may experience menstrual irregularities, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy, bone disease and depression.
He asserted that both men and women suffering with diabetes and high blood pressure have an increased risk for kidney disease. He requested to conduct simple urine (ACR) and blood (eGFR) tests if you’re at risk.
Dr Surinder Sodhi, in his address, emphasised the preventive measures which include health education early detection and proper treatment at early stage to prevent the onset of chronic renal failure.
The Department of Nephrology has been organising various education and detection medical camps in the rural areas to make the general public aware about the early symptoms of renal disorder and their effective management.
The function was attended by the Principal and Dean Medical College and Associated Hospitals, Dr Sunanda Raina and Heads of Departments, senior faculty members, Dr Arun Sharma Medical Superintendent of SSH and Dr Dara Singh MS GMC Jammu, Residents and Paramedical staff of the Government Medical College Jammu and Super Specialty Hospital.
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