Update March 7, 2015

Dhaka 6-36 am, 25-May, 2020

Two crore people are suffering from kidney disease in Bangladesh

Sumel Sarker

Kidney

5 die of kidney diseases an hour in country.

07 March 2015, Nirapad News: More than two crores of people in Bangladesh are affected by kidney disease while five people are facing untimely death every hour after being affected with these diseases.

Leading health experts said, the number of kidney patients has increased alarmingly as two crore people in the country are now somehow suffering from kidney disease.

Unhealthy lifestyle and lack of awareness lead to kidney ailment, they told a press conference held at the Jatiya Press Club here today.

Save Life Foundation and Gift Life Foundation jointly organized the press conference on the occasion of the World Kidney Day to be observed on March 12. This year’s theme of the world kidney day is “healthy kidney for all”.

Chief Advisor of Save Life Foundation and Gift Life Foundation National Prof MR Khan, Former Secretary Margub Morhsed, Advisor of Burn Unit of Dhaka Medical College Dr Samanta Lal Sen, Founder President of Kidney Foundation Prof Harun-or Rashid, Chairman Kidney Awareness Monitoring and Prevention Society, Prof Dr MA Samad, among others, addressed the function.

Save Life Foundation and Gift Life Foundation Dr Sohely Ahmed Sweety read out a written speech at the press conference.

Dr Sohely said, “We have to control high blood pressure and diabetics as well as to avoid smoking for preventing kidney ailments.”

Describing kidney ailment as s silent killer disease, she urged the people to check overweight and to have safe drinking water for keeping kidney healthy.

The health experts stressed the need for launching massive awareness campaign across the country on kidney disease for ensuring save and healthy life.

At the press conference, Prof MR Khan and Dr Sohely Ahmed Sweety on behalf of Save Life Foundation and Gift Life Foundation handed over a cheque for Taka 2.25 lakh to Prof Dr MA Samanta Lal for burn victims of Dhaka Medica College Hospital.

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