On this World Kidney Day, over 150 nephrologists have raised a clarion call, “ek chammach kam”, to highlight the high salt intake among Indian population
Spearheaded by Dr Bhupendra Gandhi’s Amar Gandhi Foundation (AGF), and supported by the Mumbai Kidney Foundation (MKF), over 150 nephrologists in the city have raised a clarion call, “ek chammach kam” (One spoon less), to highlight the high salt intake among Indian population.
The campaign ‘ek chammach kam’, will be run on the social pages of MKF and the AGF. The campaign aims to sensitise the population to take cognisance of the prevalence of kidney disease and make active lifestyle changes.
To mark the occasion, the AGF & MKF have organised a free blood test and urine test to detect early kidney disease on 8th March. Those interested can walk into any branch of Suburban Diagnostics laboratory and get tested.
Announcing the campaign, Dr Bhupendra Gandhi, Trustee of the Amar Gandhi Foundation says, “Chronic kidney disease is a silent killer; it usually has no significant symptoms until it has reached later stages where a patient is not left with many choices of treatment.”
Dr Bhavesh Vora, Senior Nephrologist & Treasurer, Amar Gandhi Foundation says,“People who are diabetic, hypertensive, obese or have a heart condition have a higher risk of kidney disease. In the light of all the eye opening facts stated hereby, spreading awareness about a regular checkup of kidney health for early detection of chronic kidney disease, is a must!”
The following data points were made available by the nephrologists, to mark World Kidney Day 2018