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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