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Red Cross organizes free kidney check up camp for elderly people

Bhubaneswar: More than 100 elderly people were screamed and counselled here at early kidney evaluation programme and check up camp here at Red Cross Bhawan being organized by the Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch (IRCS-OSB) in collaboration with Utkal Kidney Foundation and Apollo Hospital on the eve of the World Kidney Day.

Senior journalist Sandeep Mishra inaugurated the programme, and said, “Prevention is better than cure.” In his address he added that treatment for the kidney disease is very costly and it is difficult for a common man to afford treatment. He appreciated IRCS-OSB for carrying out to such activities for the public.
Dr Nisith Kumar Mohanty, Nephrologists and Director, Utkal Kidney Foundation, Bhubaneswar highlighted about the causes and preventive measures for the kidney diseases in his key note address. He advised all the participants to remember and practice the slogan “Eat less & Walk More” for better health.

Dr Mangala Prasad Mohanty, Honorary Secretary, IRCS-OSB highlighted the objective of the programme and thanked the organisers for organising the preventive awareness programme.
Among others, Dr Nisith Kumar Mohanty, Nephrologists, Medicine specialist Dr Premanand Pattnaik and Geriatric specialist, Dr Bijay Pattnaik of Apollo Hospital provided counseling to the patients. Besides, Jayadeep Samantaray, senior manager and the technical team of Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar supported for Blood Pressure, BMI, Urea, Creatine   Blood Sugar, ECG and check up of the patients were conducted with free of cost. 

The World Kidney Day has been observed since 2006 with the mission to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. This year the theme of the day is “Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging”.

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