Kidney problems discussed

SIUT organized special program on Thursday to mark World Kidney Day.

Experts said diseases like hypertension, diabetes and obesity were the main contributing factors to kidney disorders. They participated in free medical clinics organized by the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation. The SIUT had made special arrangements with screening clinics to highlight the significance of the day and create public awareness.

At the clinics, free medical check-ups and screening facilities were offered to the public about their health indicators and prevalence of any kidney diseases.

Over 500 people representing various walks of life visited the SIUT premises to avail the facilities and obtained medical advice. The facilities which were offered included ultrasound examination of kidney, pathological screening, X-Ray and advisory service of physicians and dieticians.