Awareness can control kidney ailments: Kalam

Speaking on the occasion, Kalam said in three simple ways, the scourge of kidney diseases can be controlled. First, by creating awareness about the preventive measures, then making the treatment accessible and affordable and lastly a futuristic outlook through integration of different sciences.

Kalam suggested the hospital to set a separate preventive medicine and care department to educate the people about preventive measure for general health and for kidney problems, in particular. If the hospital can tie up with 108 emergency service, which has close to 2,000 ambulances, to offer dialysis, costs can be cut down.

Rajen Padukone, CEO of Manipal Hospital said that in India severe kidney failure affects two lakh people annually with only two treatment options available, namely long term dialysis or kidney transplantation. Out of which, less than 10 per cent of patients receive any kind of treatment, close to three per cent can afford a kidney transplant and more than 90 per cent of the patients die a slow and painful death.
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Interacts with schoolchildren
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam on Thursday asked students of JSS Public School in HSR Layout to send him e-mails about how they would create milestones that would change the course of civilisation and pave the world to follow. Kalam promised to send an interesting book to the best suggestion he receives by e-mail.
At the inaugural function of the JSS school building, Kalam asked the students to have an aim in life, acquire the knowledge and work hard with perseverance. He also managed to take some questions from the students and answered each of them patiently.

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