Karachi, March 10, 2016 (PPI-OT):Medical experts on Thursday underlined the importance of creating awareness in the society towards the growing ailments of kidney disorder particularly among children. Taking part in a symposium organized by SIUT to mark the World Kidney Day. The experts quoting international statistics predicted an increase of 17 percent over next decades of Chronic Kidney Diseases a phenomenon which has already been declared as major public health issue by WHO.
The topic of this year edition of World Kidney Day was “Kidney Decreases and Children with a call to take immediate preventive steps. Nephrologists and urologists who deal with kidney issues in line of their profession pointed out that according to an estimate some 10 per cent of world population is facing some form of kidney disorder which underscores the urgent need to raise awareness about the dangers of disease down the road ahead.
They said kidney diseases which affects millions of people globally including children but unfortunately kidney disease of children is nonspecific therefore there is always a risk that the kidney related problems may be missed in children. The speakers urged the civil society, health decision makers and media professionals to come forward and supplement the efforts to tackle kidney related issues.
To highlight the significance of the day and create awareness the SIUT had arranged a day long exercise in their premises of medical screening for the benefit of general public. Medical investigations like blood and urine testing a dietary habits and blood pressure were carried out. According to an estimate over six hundred people visited the institute for medical screening.
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Transplant Society of Pakistan
Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT)
Civil Hospital Karachi 74200,
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