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Awareness of kidney diseases is essential, experts say

The Department of Nephrology at Christian Medical College, Vellore celebrated World Kidney Day on Thursday with the theme & # 39; Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere & # 39 ;. The public awareness and screening program was organized on the campus of the hospital, in which more than 500 people participated.

Head of the Nephrology Department, Santosh Varughese motivated everyone to pledge their organs for donation. A total of 31 employees of the Nephrology department have promised their organs for donation by filling in the forms.

The Nephrology team organized a health program at Ida Scudder School, a quiz for allied health and nursing students, and a poster / slogan competition for CMC staff to promote kidney health awareness. A screening program was carried out for CMC security personnel.

"Most kidney diseases are silent and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a silent killer. CKD can be prevented in people with risk factors and controlled by following a healthy diet and controlling blood pressure and blood sugar. Our goal is in the First of all, to make the public aware of the prevalence of kidney diseases and thus reduce the prevalence of CKD in the community, "said Dr. Santosh Varughese.

Chief Medical Inspector Prasad Mathews, Chief Nursing Inspector Premila Lee, Dean, Nursing Nurse Vatsala Sadan, Deputy Director Priya Abraham, Chief Pediatric Nephrology Indira Agarwal and Rev. Lalbiak Sanga, chaplain.

Professor and former head of the Nephrology department, CMC, V. Tamilarasi spoke about the importance of creating awareness of the prevention of kidney diseases and the promotion of kidney health.

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