The institute declared; it is at the doorstep to get the needed permission from the Odisha government for starting the kidney transplant facility
The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar announced the much-awaited kidney transplant program that is going to be facilitated in the institute very soon.
The announcement of kidney transplant facility happened on World Kidney Day on Thursday, March 10. The organization stated that, “it is at the doorstep to get the needed permission from the Odisha government for starting the kidney transplant facility.
The Medical Superintendent of AIIMS Bhubaneswar; Mr. Sachidananda Mohanty on the celebration announced about the programme and said, “Many kidney failure patients from Odisha as well as from the neighboring states will be benefited from this service. AIIMS Bhubaneswar has developed the required infrastructure for renal transplant to serve people.”
On the occasion, the Head and Assistant professor of the Nephrology Department, Dr Sandip Kumar Panda said that AIIMS Bhubaneswar has been providing dialysis service since 2019. Adding to that, he stated, “Kidney patients are also getting plasmapheresis, CRRT and renal biopsy services here. Odisha is witnessing a steady rise in chronic kidney disease. Though the exact data is not clear, various studies show the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is around 10-14% (in Odisha) which is more than our national average. Furthermore, there are some areas in our State where the prevalence of kidney disease is near about 20% and they are called as CKD hotspots.”
The global kidney disease burden is near about 10% of the population and India is not excluded. While seeing the current scenario more than 100 million people are diagnosed with kidney disease in India and worldwide diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of renal failure resulted hypertension. But in current years more and more young non-diabetic and non-hypertensive patients are developing kidney disease.
“Controlling blood pressure, controlling diabetes, drinking enough water, avoiding smoking, avoiding unnecessary medications and undergoing early medical check-up, in case of problems are simple measures to be followed to safeguarding the kidney,” said by the experts present on the occasion.