With an initiative to help and assist the patients with urological issues, helpline number was launched by Ashiruktih Foundation in association with Henle's Loop Foundation and Swastha Hospital at Dibrugarh recently.
The toll-free helpline number, 896 896 6311 will be used to generate awareness among the common man as well as the patients regarding kidney disorders.
Dr Jyotismita Pathak, the MD Director Ashiruktih Foundation added, "Chronic diseases have emerged as a major cause of global morbidity and mortality. Earlier considered to be a health problem only in developed countries, now about 4 out of 5 chronic disease deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries like India. With an increase in the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension, kidney diseases, especially chronic kidney diseases are projected to increase further,"
As the first of its kind in the entire nation, the Kidney Helpline number has been launched with a ray of hope to the patients and their families in entire eastern IndiaIt was also highlighted that the lack of knowledge about disease symptoms, poor health infrastructures and a smaller number of trained specialists has led to a delay in detection and adequate treatment of patients with kidney diseases. This initiative is to bridge this gap and help people to reach out to quality kidney care and knowledge.
With this background, we have come forward to launch a toll-free kidney helpline number. One of the nephrologists who believes in the motto of "Kidney Health for All" said that it has been working in the field of creating mass awareness and providing affordable care in the region of Upper Assam. Under his Aegis, this Helpline Number has brought together many eminent nephrologists in the region.
It is noteworthy that several eminent nephrologists have joined hands towards promoting 'Kidney Health for All'.
Dr Jyotismita Pathak added that it was a matter of pride that this initiative got support from all the nephrologists from Assam and expressed the delighted to announce that Dr.(Prof) S. C. Tiwari, Ex HoD, Department of Nephrology, AIIMS, Delhi, has agreed to mentor in the ground execution of the helpline. As the first of its kind in the entire nation, the Kidney Helpline number has been launched with a ray of hope to the patients and their families in entire eastern India.