KOCHI: In connection with World Kidney Day various programmes are being organised by the hospitals in the city on Thursday.
Lourde Hospital will conduct a free kidney disease detection camp on Thursday. Justice P K Shamsuddin will inaugurate. Hospital director Fr Sabu Nedunilathu will preside. Fr Jose Palatti, Nephrology Department head Dr Binu Upendran and consultant nephrologist Dr Punnoose Jacob will participate.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences will be organising various programmes related to creating awareness about kidney diseases. A free health check up and awareness camp is being organised at the District Collectorate, Kakkanad, on Thursday. More than 500 staff is expected to be benefited. Apart from the health check up and investigations, awareness lectures will be delivered by the consultants. District Collector M G Rajamanikyam will inaugurate the free camp. Free proteinuria detection camps are being organised at Primary Health Centres at Edappally, Kalamassery, Thrikkakara and Cheranellore.
A CME on Kidney Disease will be organised by George Kurian at the IMA Kalamassery.
Other activities include distribution of educational pamphlets on Kidney diseases at public places.
Seminar on Kidney Health, Donation
Kochi:In connection with the World Kidney Day on March 12, Renai Medicity is organising a mega auto rally and seminar on ‘Awareness about kidney health and donation.
Another highlight of the kidney day activities is the kidney check-up camp for auto drivers in the city and district. Theme of this years is ‘Healthy Kidney for All.’
“Renai Medicity has high quality dialysis units which function round-the-clock. Though the first camp is a paid service, we have plans to conduct free kidney check-up to auto drivers in the district,” hospital authorities said.