Ambar Bhattacharya, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 12th Mar 2020 : Fortis Hospital and Kidney Institute (FHKI), Kolkata organised a 4 Kms long walkathon to raise awareness on maintaining a healthy Kidney to mark World Kidney Day today. As many 100 people participated in the walkathon which was kick started at FHKI. The walkathon was led by Dr Shivaji Basu, Director – Department of Urology at FHKI, Dr. R.K. Gopalakrishna, Director – Department of Urology at FHKI, Dr Shrinivas Narayan, Director – Department of Urology at FHKI, and Dr Upal Sengupta, Consultant Nephrologist. The event was also attended by Chandrima Bhattacharya, Minister of State, Health and Housing.
The walk started from FHKI towards Gariahat Crossing, Ekdalia, Ballygunge Foot and finally back to FHKI. A health checkup camp was also organized outside of FHKI for people. Here they got their basic health screening done like weight and blood pressure check, Urea, Creatinine, Uric Acid and Random Blood Sugar check followed by Diet Consultation. The walk was in relation with the theme for World Kidney Day this year –Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere – from Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care. Publicity : Carpediem Communique.