Street Play on Awareness on Prevention of Kidney Disease

Street Play on Awareness on Prevention of Kidney Disease

Street Play on March 1st and 2nd to create awareness on Prevention of Kidney Disease organized by Dr Mehta’s Hospitals, Chennai - Department of Pediatric Nephrologyon World Kidney Day

Dr Mehta’s Hospitals, a pioneer in Quality Healthcare and Healthcare Transformation in India is widely recognized as a leading Healthcare provider in India. With over 85 years of expertise and experience have helped heal consumers across generations and is the oldest and most experienced private Hospital System in India

With a legacy of over 10 million Consumers, over 1 million Successful Deliveries, Leading Clinical Outcomes, over 250,000 complex surgeries over 85 years of experience, Dr Mehta’s is committed to meeting the needs of families by providing world-class care closer to home.

Dr.Mehta's Hospitals is proud to celebrate 14th edition of World Kidney on 2nd March, an annual event focused on Kidney Health across the globe. This year’s theme ”Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere” reminds us that we need to care about our kidneys  health from an early age as much of the Adult renal disease is actually initiated in childhood.

850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases due to various causes. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) cause at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the 6th fastest growing cause of death.

Many types of kidney diseases can be prevented, delayed and / or kept under control when appropriate prevention measures are in place. Sensitizing every individual on these preventive measures is one of the goals of Department of Nephrology at Dr. Mehta’s Hospitals Chennai.

The Department of Pediatric Nephrology at Dr Mehta’s Hospitalswas developed by Late Dr.Vijayakumar and Prof B.R.Nammalwar. The unit provides 24x7 comprehensive care for kidney disease in children which include Acute Care Nephrology, Renal Biopsy, Renal Pathology, Dialysis, Chronic Dialysis for new born and transplantation as well as active renal research. The Department of Pediatric Nephrology at   Dr Mehta’s Hospitals handles around 10,000 patients annually.

Kids Kidney Care (KKC) is the community service wing of Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Dr Mehta’s Hospitals. The funds from the trust are used to provide renal and related medical treatment to poor and needy children. KKC gives free medical services to children with chronic kidney disease from the economically limited families and those who are regular to the center but cannot afford payment.  KKC also supports children by reimbursing the cost for hemodialysis and laboratory evaluation.  In addition the Foundation and Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Dr Mehta’s Hospitals serve the community through innovativeout-reach community programs like World Kidney Day celebration. 

Under the tagline “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere” street play is organized by Dr.B.R.Nammalwar, (Director- Pediatric Nephrology) and Dr. Sudha (Consultant -Pediatric Nephrology) at Dr.Mehta’s Hospitals.

The street play will happen in different locations in Chennai on 1st and 2ndMarch 2019. This event also showcase that Advanced Health Care facilities are available at Dr Mehta’s Hospitals for early identification and prevention to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease in children.