Mrs. Latha A. Kumaraswami Managing Trustee of TANKER Foundation 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.She is a member of the World Kidney Day Steering Committee and IFKF Secretary/Treasurer and Council Member.
Dr. Georgi Abraham, Founder Trustee of TANKER Foundation spoke about the responsibility of dialysis patients to take care of their food and water intake.
Ms. Aparna Gopinath, film actress and theater artist was the Chief Guest and spoke from the heart about making lifestyle changes with respect to exercise and healthy living.
Mrs. Preethi, Senior Dietician, M M M Hospital delivered a detailed lecture on the importance of diet for dialysis patients focussing 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. Our Units heads and Mrs. Preethi cleared patients doubts about diet and dialysis.
World Kidney Day (WKD) is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF)