Kidney Screening and Awareness Program organized

Published On: December 25, 2016 11:59 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Janata Clinic in collaboration with the Office of the Member of Parliament, Kathmandu-4 conducted an awareness program and a general screening camp for Kidney Disease at Gate International College, Mahankal - 9, Mandikhatar. 

Hon. Minister of Health Mr. Gagan Kumar Thapa, also a Co-founder of Janata Clinic, attended the program as the Chief Guest and encouraged the participants to perform regular screening of their health. Dr. Bhupendra Basnet, Director of Bir Hospital and Ms. Sabika Thapa were among the guest speakers.  

Ms. Sabika Thapa a survivor of two kidney failures attended the program as a guest speaker and shared her experience as a patient. She also shared the hassle she and her family had to go through to have a transplant and expressed the regret of not having been aware about this at the right time. She asked the participants to take care as to retain their kidneys’ health.

The screening was performed through Dipstick test for protein and sugar contents in urine. Further tests will be carried out in the coming week for a detailed assessment of these cases and management will be initiated as per the requirement.


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