Bengaluru: To create awareness among the public about chronic kidney diseases, many hospitals in the city organised various awareness campaign to mark World Kidney Day, observed annually on the second Thursday of March.
To mark the Day, Fortis Hospital Cunningham Road, along with Bisleri, encouraged people to drink more water for keeping their kidney clean and healthy. The aim was to spread awareness on consuming more water as it allows the kidney to remove the toxic substances from the body.
As a part of the initiative, around 5,000 bottles of water were distributed to passersby near Cunningham Road.
The two-day awareness drive began on Thursday and was conducted at sports clubs, traffic signals, KSRTC bus depot, private corporate companies and some parks.
Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy of Fortis Hospitals said, “The best and easiest way to keep our kidney healthy is by consuming plenty of water. Majority of the youngsters tend to consume unhealthy food that puts them at risk for several lifestyle-related diseases. In a busy day, we often forget to keep a check on the amount of water we are consuming. By giving away water bottles, we wanted to remind and encourage people to consume adequate water in a day so that they are free of any ailment.”
Sagar Hospitals felicitated 15 renal transplant recipients for their grit and survival instinct.
BR Life SSNMC Hospital launched an exclusive kidney health screening clinic ‘Know Your Kidney Number’ clinic, to create awareness on kidney health. The hospital also launched ‘I live on’ campaign to encourage people to come forward and pledge to donate their organs.
On Wednesday, Manipal Hospitals had accomplished two new Guinness World Records for conducting the longest kidney awareness session and for the most number of urine analysis tests to commemorate World Kidney Day.
The hospital carried out urine analysis test for eight hours and an awareness lecture on kidney disease for an hour which had around 311 people, and urine analysis test covered for 623 people....