Kidney Disease Awareness Walkathon organized at Nadiad by Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH)

PRESS NOTE
5th March, 2012

Kidney Disease Awareness Walkathon organized at Nadiad by
Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH)

Kidney diseases are increasing very rapidly to epidemic proportions worldwide. In order to increase public awareness about kidney diseases, World Kidney Day is observed on the second Thursday of March every year. This year, it falls on 8th March 2012 and the motto is “Donate-Kidneys for life-Receive” which focuses on Transplantation. As a preparatory to this occasion, and keeping in mind the convenience of the public, the Medical Social Work Department of MPUH organized a “Walkathon” in Nadiad on Sunday, 4th March 2012.

Family members of a cadaver kidney donor, Sunil Yesambre, who was the driver of Amul Dairy MD, were felicitated on this occasion. Mr.Rahul Kumar, MD of Amul Dairy was the Chief Guest. In his address, Mr Rahul Kumar appreciated the noble act of kindness demonstrated by the family members of Sunil Yesambre. Sunil had lost his life in a road accident, but by donating his kidneys, his family members helped to give healthy life to two kidney failure patients. He also said that Tamil Nadu has done a good job in promoting cadaver kidney transplant in that State. Dr. Mahesh Desai, Medical Director and Managing Trustee of MPUH said in his speech that the Tamil Nadu Government is giving the costly immunosuppressant medicines, free of cost, to the patients undergoing kidney transplant in Tamil Nadu. He also commended the family members for the noble act.

The felicitation programme was followed by Walkathon which was inaugurated by Dr.Mahesh Desai and Mr.Rahul Kumar. Around 700 people from various walks of life participated in the Walkathon. There were a good number of students from St. Mary’s School, Ghanshyam School, Bhavan’s School, ETS-NES, St. Anne’s high school, students of Department of Social Work of Sardar Patel University, V.V.Nagar, Nursing Students from the Civil Hospital, Dinsha Patel School of Nursing, Mahagujarat Hospital, Kheda District Senior Citizens Federation, Nadiad Medical Association, JC Rate Lioness club, Nadiad Bar Association, general public of Nadiad, patients, doctors and staff members of MPUH also actively participated in the walkathon.

The walkathon started at 8:30 am from MPUH via the Kidney Circle, Mahagujarat Hospital, Paras Cinema to Santram Circle. At Santram Mandir “Maharaj Shree” came to the compound of temple and blessed the participants. The Walkathon then proceeded to the railway station. After a brief break at the Station for refreshments, the return walk via Police Station, Mamlatdar office, Sardar statue and Nana Kumbhnath Road ended at MPUH at 10.00 AM. The Walkathon was a grand success, thanks to the enthusiasm of all the participants.

Attachment: Some photographs of the Walkathon

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