Saturday, January 28, 2023

Liver, kidney diseases rising at alarming rate: Surgeons

Staff Reporters

With an objective to sensitise the public in Nagaland on chronic liver and kidney diseases, surgeons from the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi held a press conference on “Healthy Nagaland” at Hotel Acacia, here, on Saturday.
Addressing the media, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi, department of Nephrology, Institute of Renal Sciences director dialysis unit, vice chairperson, Dr Manish Malik and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi Oncosurgery department of Surgical Gastroenterology & Liver Transplantation, HPB & GI senior consultant surgeon, Dr Ushast Dhir said “many young people in Nagaland with advanced liver diseases, Hepatitis C, alcoholic liver disease and fatty liver disease require transplantation in order to lead healthy lives”.
The surgeons disclosed that they noticed a vacuum in many areas of the North East region.
Informing that chronic diseases of liver and kidney were increasing at an alarming rate, they expressed hope that leading experts of kidney and liver would come together to fulfil needs of medical treatment in Nagaland.
The surgeons said the initiative in Dimapur was made possible through NDPP women wing president Vikali Zhimomi.
They informed that a free camp was held at Faith hospital where seven to eight patients were undergoing dialysis with some patients aged as young as 20 years old.
On affiliation with hospitals and doctors in Nagaland, the surgeons said affiliations would “definitely help bridge the gap for faster treatment, easier access to expert advice (tele-medicine), saving money and time”.

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