New Delhi ,
Fortis Escorts Hospital, Okhla launches Super Specialty Kidney OPD services at Ajanta Hospital. This is yet another patient-centric step taken by the leading healthcare provider to deliver quality healthcare through world class services.
The OPD will be operational for Renal Transplant and Nephrological diseases on every third Wednesday from 11 AM to 2 PM. This will allow patients and residents of Lucknow and adjoining areas to access to the experts from Fortis Escorts Hospital, New Delhi.
“Through the launch of this OPD, we would like to take the opportunity to educate patients and their families regarding the prevention of Kidney problems. Patients from extreme age brackets have been observed coming for dialysis due to Kidney failure during their course of ailment, which truly is disheartening. Patients and their caregivers should be well aware that timely advice from experts for taking preventive measures and Kidney Transplants as required will not only save dialysis cost but also enhance the quality of life, post-surgery.” Said Dr (Prof) Sanjeev Gulati, Director- Nephrology & Renal Transplant, Fortis Escorts Kidney and Urology Institute, New Delhi and Former Addl. Professor, Department of Nephrology at SGPGIMS, Lucknow.
The Centre of Excellence in Renal Sciences comprising of Urology and Nephrology, has become a major referral centre for comprehensive renal care in the region. To minimize the risk of infections the dialysis unit persistently provides with quality services to maintain and supervise dialysis in a controlled environment ensuring efficacy.
“Annually, over 2 Lakh patients are awaiting Kidney Transplant against a donor availability of mere 15000. The annual requirement of renal transplants is met only at 0.02% which is attributed to the lack of awareness and hesitation from family for live donor transplants. India being the diabetic capital of the world and increase in the number of diabetes cases in India has also led to a rise in number of patients turning up with Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD). Lack of awareness, patients comes up at end stage dialysis where kidney transplant is the only option. With the evolution in technology, there have been sea changes in the methods of renal transplants with minimal invasive methods for managing surgical complications.” Added Dr Gulati
Dr. Kousar Ali Shah, Zonal Director, Fortis Escorts Hospital said: “By providing such services, we hope to spread awareness about the importance of early detection of Kidney problems, which are often neglected until it causes distress. Kidney ailments are on a rise and through this opportunity, we would like to sensitize the society to take necessary precautions to eliminate kidney problems from becoming an epidemic. This has also enabled us to educate patients and their families regarding the prevention of Kidney diseases.
Through the means of setting up our Kidney OPD services in Lucknow is to allow ease of access to the people of UP who can’t afford to travel far for treatment. With highly experiences and qualified doctors, who have already achieved milestones in the field of renal sciences, are now inclined to serve more people.”