World Kidney Day Observed at SIUT Kathore

March 8, 2016 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: In connection with World Kidney Day, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) organized a day-long program to mark the World Kidney Day at Kathore in District Malir.

This year the theme of the day is “Kidney diseases and children, act early to prevent it”. In this regard, a large number of local rural population including male, female and children from more than 30 villages of surrounding areas, visited SIUT Kathore. The medical checkup of people was conducted and their ultrasound was also conducted. They were also advised proper medication and diet.

It is estimated that about 10% of population suffers from some kind of kidney diseases and it is on the rise and it will be around 18% in next decade. In our rural population, where basic health facilities are meagre, there is shortage of potable drinking water, malnourishment, no proper housing, and lack of education facilities; the most vulnerable section of population is children.