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Nephrology Society demands national policy on non-communicable diseases


Nagpur: The Nephrology Society (NS), Nagpur, is demanding a countrywide policy on non-communicable sicknesses (NCD), together with the continual kidney disease (CKD), so that sufferers could have get right of entry to to a lot better diagnostic and treatment amenities.
Earlier, communicable sicknesses had been considered as the killer sicknesses however now the occurrence of NCD has risen to 70%. One of the explanations, say docs, is intake of infected water. As per the society, CKD claims one dying in every three persons at Khandala village in Akot taluka in Akola district. Hence, the society is planning to adopt a village in Vidarbha where this problem is top to habits an epidemiological evidence-based analysis.

The society will then publish a report to executive to create force for a countrywide policy which is anticipated to increase finances allocations for NCD, together with CKD. “We have already met Union minister Nitin Gadkari and are looking for appointment with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for making a policy,” nephrologist Dr Dhananjay Ookalkar advised newshounds on Thursday.

Dr Ookalkar is convener of the yearly conference of NS to be held on World Kidney Day on Sunday to mark the yearly day of the society. NS chairman Dr Sameer Choubey mentioned the society could also be planning to replicate the M-health pilot undertaking in Jharkhand through which services of Asha employees shall be taken to assemble data on CKDs in villages via cellphones.


Secretary of society, Dr Sameer Balwani, and MP Dr Vikas Mahatme will release a e-book ‘Evidence based medicine-principles and observe’ at the conference whilst MLA Dr Milind Mane will inaugurate the NS site.


Dr Kumud Mehta from Mumbai will deliver the Dr BS Choubey oration. Dr Ookalkar shall be awarded the Dr HR Salkar memorial professional excellence award.


Dr Valentine Lobo from Pune will talk on ‘Haemolytic uremic syndrome’ and Dr S Achanta on ‘Urinary tract infection’.




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