by Thilaka Ravi on  February 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM Indian Health News
 Bank Donates Ultrasound Machine for Kidney Disease Awareness and Prevention
TANKER 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.

The 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.

In 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.

Mrs. 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 intervention.

Kidney disease is a silent killer which is becoming more common in India mainly due to hypertension and diabetes. For early detection of kidney disease it is important to step up awareness of kidney disease, its causes and complications among the Indian public.

Source: Medindia

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