World Kidney Day celebrated by SSH Jammu, SKIMS

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 8: Super Specialty Hospital (SSH), Jammu and Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) today celebrated World Kidney Day in their premises.
In SSH Jammu, the function to celebrate World Kidney Day was organized by Department of Nephrology. The day is celebrated every year on 2nd Thursday of March all over the world to create awareness about kidney diseases.
Dr SK Bali, Prof and HoD Nephrology, delivered key note address on the occasion and informed the gathering about the various kidney diseases and their prevention. The theme of this year on Kidney Day and International Women Day is “Kidney diseases and women, value and empower”.
Dr Bali informed that the Department of Nephrology in SSH is providing services to the patients of kidney diseases since its start in 2013. Around 4500 Haemodialysis are done per year and around 35 CAPD are done annually. In addition the department is providing indoor, outdoor services to patients of Renal diseases. He said both men and women with diabetes and high blood pressure have an increased risk for kidney disease.
The function was attended by the Principal & Dean, GMC Jammu, Dr Sunanda Raina, Heads of Departments, senior faculty members, Dr Arun Sharma, Medical Superintendent of SSH and Dr Dara Singh, MS, GMC Jammu.
Meanwhile, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) celebrated the World Kidney Day today in its auditorium where different experts delivered lectures about importance of kidneys and reducing the frequency, impact of kidney diseases and its associated health problems.
HoD, Nephrology and organizing chairman of the event, Prof M Ashraf Bhat explained the importance of World Kidney Day celebration and emphasized the need for making aware the common people about proper control of Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar and to avoid self medication.
Director, SKIMS and Ex-Officio Secretary to Government emphasized the need for correcting the gender disparity in kidney donations where females are mostly seen as kidney donors and less number of females is kidney transplant recipients.