ON THE WORLD KIDNEY DAY DONATE LIFE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED A PUBLIC AWARENESS RALLY
Donate Life, an organization working for spreading awareness about the kidney related diseases and Cadaver Organ
donation, in association with Indian Medical Association held a Public Awareness Rally from Chopati Traffic Office, Surat to Gandhiji’s statue at Chowk Bazar, Surat.
The rally was commissioned by Joint Police Commissioner Dr. K. L.N. Rao.
While addressing the participants, Dr. K. L. N. Rao said that this public awareness rally, organized as part of
celebrating the World Kidney Day will make the people aware of kidney related diseases in society. This information
will help people in keeping their kidney fit.
The main objective of celebrating the World Kidney Day is to spread awareness about the kidney related diseases among the masses.
Dysfunctional Kidney is a silent killer.
There are 20 lakh kidney failure patients in India and every year 2-2.5 lakh new patients are added to this number.
At present 1111 patients are taking dialysis at 24 dialysis centres every year.
The President of Donate Life, Shri Nilesh Mandlewala said that Kidney disease is a silent killer. Every human is gifted
with 2 kidneys by God. Even if one kidney becomes dysfunctional, the person can live a healthy life on the other
kidney, which is working. But after the failure of both the kidneys, either Dialysis or Transplantation can only treat the
kidney failure patient. Kidney Failure is an incurable disease, for which ‘Prevention’ is the only cure. Further to that, he
said that one should drink 10-12 glass of waters every day to keep the kidney fit. Proper treatment for diabetes should
be taken. High Blood Pressure should be kept under control. Stone/calculus in kidney should be cured. It is not
advisable to take medicines without Doctor’s prescription. The health problems faced by men like inflammation of
prostate and the urinary tract infection in women must be cured urgently. Adding to that Mr. Mandlewala said that
whenever you get any information regarding any brain dead person, you must approach Donate Life, so that the
organs of brain dead person can be transplanted to save other lives. Organ donation is donation of life.
The citizens who participated in this rally were made aware of kidney related diseases and the ways to keep kidneys
healthy & fit through various slogans like ‘Hyper Tension – Tension to Kidney’, ‘Spoiled Kidney-Spoiled Life’, ‘Heavy
Diabetes harms kidney’, ‘Heavy Dose of medicines means burden on kidney’, ‘Stone in kidney-loss to kidney’, ‘Drinking
less water leads to sickening of kidney’, ‘Support us to give a fight against kidney diseases’, ‘Save kidney-save life’.
Dignitaries who joined this rally were Mr. P.M.Shah, Vice Persident, The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce &
Industry, Yazdi Karanjiya, The President of Indian Medical Association Shri Mansukh Ghattiwala, and IME Secretary
Dr. Parul Vadgama, Ex Presdient of IME Dr. Pradeep Atodaria, Nephrologist Dr. Dhanesh Vaidhya, Dr. Anil Patel,
Dr. Siddharth Jain, Dr. Nitin Garg, Dr. Mukesh Aariwala, Administrator & Staff of Metas Hospital, Shri kamlesh
The students of SECT Engineering College also joined the rally along with the citizens of Surat, who raised awareness
for keeping kidney healthy through slogans like-
‘Hyper Tension- Tension to Kidney’,’ Spoiled Kidney-Spoiled Life’, ‘Heavy Diabetes harms kidney’, ‘Heavy Dose of
medicines means burden on kidney’, ‘Stone in kidney-loss to kidney’, ‘Drinking less water leads to sickening of kidney’.