Apollo Dialysis observes World Kidney Day

A free consumer screening camp was conducted with Blood Serum Creatinine test being done and several walkers underwent the screening tests

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Apollo Dialysis Clinics commemorating the World Kidney Day, today at Malaysian Township, Kukatpally.
New Delhi: Apollo Dialysis Clinics, a subsidiary of Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited (AHLL), hosted a Mass Awareness Program to commemorate the World Kidney Day in Hyderabad.
Sriram Iyer, CEO, Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited; inaugurated the Program and Dr Satyanarayana consultant Nephrologist, Apollo Dialysis Clinics; addressed the gathering on Kidney ailments and precautions to be taken. Apollo Dialysis Clinics celebrated completion of over 20 lakh dialysis sessions on the occasion.
A free consumer screening camp was conducted with Blood Serum Creatinine test being done and several walkers underwent the screening tests and heard the talk by the Nephrologist. Apollo Dialysis Clinics conducted various other activities across hundred plus locations across India including health camps, nephrologist talks and walkathon with over two lakh people participating in it.
Speaking on the occasion Sriram Iyer, CEO-Apollo health & lifestyle Limited reinforced on the need to maintain kidney health and its critical impact on overall health and well-being. “In the current times, it is imperative to raise awareness among people about kidney health.  Improved accessibility to kidney care can help prolong the onset and progression of kidney diseases. Apollo Dialysis aims to play a pivotal role in providing best in class care for kidney problems with over 130+clinics, state-of-the-art infrastructure, dedicated & experienced Nephrologists, and well trained, expert technicians.” he added.
Sudhakara Rao, COO, Apollo Dialysis Clinics; said, “Renal failure is an important public health problem. However, it remains a mostly undocumented cause of premature death in developing countries, like India. According to estimates from the government, nearly 220,000 patients develop end-stage renal disease annually in India, leading to an additional annual dialysis demand of 34 million treatment sessions. The existing close to 5,000 dialysis centres and approximately 3,340 nephrologists is considered to be grossly inadequate to meet the rising demand for dialysis, as the disease gains traction due to various sociological and environmental factors.”