Bahrain marks World Kidney Day

Manama, (BNA)Around 500 patients suffering from renal failure are undergoing dialysis therapy- of whom 300 report to the Health Ministry for medical treatment. According to updated statistics, 150 patients suffering from kidney failure undergo medical treatment at the BDF Hospital, while 50 others opted for treatment at private hospitals. The updated figures were released as

Manama, (BNA)Around 500 patients suffering from renal failure are undergoing dialysis therapy- of whom 300 report to the Health Ministry for medical treatment. According to updated statistics, 150 patients suffering from kidney failure undergo medical treatment at the BDF Hospital, while 50 others opted for treatment at private hospitals.

The updated figures were released as Bahrain prepares the other countries in marking the World Kidney Day on March 13.

World Kidney Day is a global health awareness campaign which highlights the importance of the kidneys and the necessity of reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. World Kidney Day is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations.

The Health Ministry has surveyed a total of 75,000 kidney dialysis session per year, on the basis of BD80 each. The Health Ministry lined up a string of events at the Bahrain City Centre and Al-Ramli Mall under the patronage of Assistant-Undersecretary for Hospital Affairs Dr. Amine Al-Saati.

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