Over 20m patients with kidney diseases, less than 10% can afford treatment | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 15, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:30 AM, March 15, 2020

Over 20m patients with kidney diseases, less than 10% can afford treatment

A roundtable discussion titled 'Kidney Health for All: Obstacle and Prevention' was organised on March 12, 2020, to mark the World Kidney Day by the Kidney Awareness Monitoring and Prevention Society (KAMPS) in the capital, says a press release.

Renowned nephrologist Prof Dr M A Samad, Chairman of KAMPS presented the keynote paper. Prof Samad said, "Bangladesh has almost 20 million patients with kidney diseases. The treatment is so expensive that barely 10 per cent of the patients can afford it. At least 60 per cent of kidney failures can be prevented through awareness and regular screening."

The speakers at the discussion urged on increasing social awareness and mass advocacy to educate people on how to avoid kidney diseases.

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