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Guv urges docs to make kidney disease treatment affordable

Guv urges docs to make kidney disease treatment affordableGovernor Tamilisai Soundararajan releasing a poster at the 37th Congress of the International Society of Blood Purification in Hyderabad on Wednesday
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Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday exhorted expert doctors to deliberate on how to address the issues confronted by patients of kidney diseases and making treatment more affordable.

Hyderabad: Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan on Wednesday exhorted expert doctors to deliberate on how to address the issues confronted by patients of kidney diseases and making treatment more affordable.

Herself a Doctor, she said "Treatments to delay onset of the need for dialysis especially diabetes are being implemented and home treatment of kidney failure are to be popularised".

Speaking as chief guest at the 37th Congress of the International Society of Blood Purification here, she urged the experts to deliberate active measures to be taken up to train more number of nephrologists, prevention of the disease, in addition to newer treatments at reduced costs.

"It is my pleasure to be amongst such accomplished experts, who have come from all over the world to attend this 37th Congress of the International Society of Blood Purification being held here today onwards," she stated.

The Governor said she understood that this Conference is being held for the first time in this part of the World and it is a matter of great pride to Hyderabad city and the State of Telangana. "In this context, I congratulate Dr K S Nayak, organising chairman, who has accomplished this task", she praised.

Intensive Care Nephrology has come of age in India and working as a team with the Intensivists will help us elevate our standard of care to world-class levels. The worldwide faculty of more than 30 eminent experts along with our Indian key opinion leaders, who are participating in this important event will make for a formidable scientific programme, she hoped. India has only 1,500 qualified nephrologists for a country of 1.35 billion people, we need at least about 20,000 nephrologists, she said.

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