NewsX-The Sunday Guardian Hosts ‘Health Conclave-Kidney For Life’

NewsX, the leading English national news channel from the iTV Network today hosts, NewsX-The Sunday Guardian Health Conclave-Kidney for Life at the India International Centre. During the concalve, there were several interactive sessions on kidney care issues. During the conclave, several senior nephrologists and urologists from India’s top hospitals and institutions discussed on issues related to renal disorders and its prevention, cure, kidney transplant and treatment options, the panelists also discussed about some crucial policy matters pertaining to the health sector especially kidney.           

NewsX-The Sunday Guardian health conclave- Kidney for Life, is an initiative to raise an awareness on the importance of kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems. The event witnessed some of the key sessions, where the experts exchanged ideas and thoughts, which touched upon various issues related to nephrology, organ donation and promoting good renal health.          

The conclave was attended by India’s top Nephrologists,Urologists, Kidney transplant experts, NGO’s, Kidney forums, policy makers, delegates from Embassies & High Commissions; UN agencies, and members from centers for Disease Control and Prevention.    

The esteemed panel of speakers including: Dr. D.S. Rana, Chairman, Department of Nephrology, Sir Gangaram Hospital; Dr. Vijay Kher, Chairman, Nephrology, Medanta, the Medicity; Dr. Dinesh Khullar, Chairman, Nephrology & Renal, Max, Saket; Dr. Rajju Shroff, Chairman, CCFI; Dr. Garima Aggarwal, Max Healthcare; Dr Dushyant Nadar, Fortis Noida and Dr Sanjeev Bagai, Paediatric Nephrologist.

Dr. D.S. Rana, Chairman, Department of Nephrology, Sir Gangaram Hospital spoke on the topic of ‘Evolution in nephrology-1950 and beyond’, during his keynote address, he spoke about kidney cure, precautions and transplants at the event.  While speaking he said “Pain killers should be consumed rarely as it may cause kidney failures.”

Dr. Vijay Kher, Chairman, Nephrology Medanta the Medicity spoke on the topic, ‘recent trends in kidney transplantation’, during his keynote address, Dr. Kher said “Transplantation is the cheapest and best way to treat kidney failure.” He also mentioned that diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure worldwide.


In an exclusive session on ‘Dialysis in India  Few Myths and realities’ with Dr. Dinesh Khullar- HOD, Nephrology, Max Saket, Dr. Khullar said, “Today 1.3 billion people are served by 1850 nephrologists, kidney specialists in India, though quality of dialysis process in India at good centers is as per international standards.” Further he added that, “Renel diseases in India is on an exponential rise , good quality dialysis can ensure long term survival.”   

There was a special session on ‘Pre and post transplant care- lifestyle changes, fooding habits: emphasis on role of medicine and diagnostis’ where the panelists including: Dr. Dushyant Nadar,  Dr. Garima Aggarwal, Dr. Neha Bali and Dr Prachi Gupta , the doctors discussed about the Kidney functioning and transplant at the event. The panel also discusses about the organ donation processes and how safe is the organ donation and people can have a normal life after donation.

In an exclusive session, Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Bagai, Pediatric Nephrologist, shared information about Genesis of CKD in the womb and the role of technology in early diagnosis of renal disorders amongst child during birth stages.    

In the next session Dr. Harsha Jauhari, Chairman, Renal Transplant Centre, Sir Gangaram Hospital; Ms.Pallavi Kumar, Executive DirectorMohan Foundationand Dr. Anil Goyal discussed about Organ donation- Sharing of organs, medico legal cases, brain death certification and maintenance, wastage of organs, organ swapping. During the session, the panelists also discussed about the legal consequencies and the processes while organ donation. 


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