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Nephrologists screen over 6000 for kidney-related diseases nationwide


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The Nigerian Association of Nephrology, has screened more than 6000 Nigerians for kidney, cardiovascular and metabolic related diseases.

It is part of activities to mark World Kidney Day which is observed globally every year.

The purpose is to draw world attention to the challenges posed by kidney cardiovascular and metabolic related diseases.


National president of the association, Prof Ifeoma Ulasi, said in addition, the people were screened for sugar level, blood pressure and urine analysis.

Ulasi, who spoke at the Ogbete market quadrangle, Enugu, venue of the medical outreach in Enugu State, explained that the screening exercise was organised periodically by the association to improve the health of the people.

She said that similar exercise was carried out in other centre nationwide.

According to the medical expert, “it is part of our social responsibility to show special interest in the healthcare of the people in our environment, I believe with such medical outreach, our people are better informed about the condition of their health, we also re-emphasis the need for regular medical check-up, as health challenges are better managed when discovered early.

In his remarks, another resource person Prof. Chinwuba Ijoma, of the college of Medicine University of Nigeria, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State expressed satisfaction with the large turnout of people at the screening, adding that their decision to move the venue to the Ogbete market was rewarding, as many of the traders benefited from the programme

Some of the participants, Ike Okolo, Eze Chidimma and Nkem Amadi described the programme as a huge medical intervention and called on the organizers to make the exercise more regular.

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