TANKER Foundation conducts awareness on kidney disease

Dignitaries at the TANKER Foundation’s first programme for World Kidney Day 2020 in Chennai recently.

Chennai: TANKER Foundation’s first programme for World Kidney Day 2020 was a day of awareness, activity and learning for more than 250 patients with kidney disease and the staff of TANKER Foundation.

The event organised by TANKER Prevention and Awareness Programme (TAPP) head Rajalakshmi Ravi here recently saw awareness on kidney disease and a sense of community between TANKER and MMM Hospital patients, their families and the staff at the NGO’s 8 dialysis units, a press release said.

MMM Hospital senior dietitian Preethi delivered a lecture on the importance of diet for dialysis patients focusing on vegetables, meat and fluid intake.

Patients from TANKER and MMM asked questions about their diet and technical questions about AV fistulas through which patients have hemodialysis.

TANKER units heads and Preethi cleared patients doubts about diet and dialysis.

TANKER Foundation managing trustee Latha A Kumaraswami gave an update of TANKER and said the focus of the World Kidney Day this year is on ‘Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere – from Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care’.

TANKER Foundation founder-trustee, Dr Georgi Abraham spoke about the responsibility of dialysis patients to take care of their food and water intake.

Actress Aparna Gopinath spoke about making lifestyle changes with respect to exercise and healthy living.

NT Bureau