foundation (Tamilnad Kidney Research) received a donation of Rs. 5 lakhs from Central
Bank of India for an ultrasound machine and accessories for TANKER's Kidney Disease
Awareness and Prevention Program.
ultra sound machine was inaugurated by Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan, Zonal Manager,
Central Bank of India, Mr. S. Kannan, Advisor, Central Bank of India
and Dr. Bharathi Dhala, Chief Radiologist, Medall Healthcare (Precision
Diagnostics), today at 10.30 am, at the Rekha Memorial TANKER Foundation
Subsidized Dialysis Unit. The ultrasound machine which will be taken in a
mobile unit van will be used to promote awareness and prevention of kidney
disease and for screening camps in rural and semi-urban areas.
his welcome address Dr. Georgi Abraham, Founder Trustee, TANKER Foundation thanked
the Central Bank of India for supporting TANKER's endeavor to conduct more
screening camps. Mrs. Rajalakshmi Ravi, Advisory Member, TANKER Foundation said
this machine would be used in the Awareness Unit, very similar to what was
being done in Malaysia and also for kidney disease screening camps whenever any
high risk cases were detected. This would be useful to warn the patients early
on and help them take action, she observed.
Latha A. Kumaraswami, Managing Trustee, TANKER Foundation explained
TANKER's threefold activities of helping the needy with financial support and subsidized
dialysis, encouraging research work into kidney disease and most importantly
creating awareness and early detection of the disease to facilitate early
Kidney disease is a silent killer which is becoming more common in India mainly due to
hypertension and diabetes.
detection of kidney disease
it is important to step up awareness of
kidney disease, its causes and complications among the Indian public.