World Kidney Day 2021

World Kidney Day: Your Kidney Health is in Your Hands

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness about how our “amazing kidneys” keep us healthy and help us enjoy our lives. The World Kidney Day Steering Committee has declared 2021 the year of “Living Well with Kidney Disease” to signify a shift from the current status quo of disease centricity to an era of patient empowerment, partnership and holistic symptom management.

On this occasion, Dr. Bilal Shahzad, one of the nephrologists at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, said, “Kidney disease can affect those with cancer both, as a pre-existing condition or as a consequence of cancer and during treatment. A multidisciplinary collaboration between oncologists and nephrologists is key to prevent and manage kidney disease in cancer patients. By ensuring this, we promise state-of-the-art and world class care to all our patients at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centres located in Lahore and in Peshawar.”

Commenting on prevention of kidney disease, he said, “It is important that people understand that the biggest cause of kidney disease worldwide is diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure. Embracing a healthy lifestyle by quitting smoking, exercising regularly, consuming a balanced diet, avoiding self-medication and following the advice of your doctors to help control your blood pressure and sugar levels is the best way to keep your kidneys healthy.”

On the role of patients, he said, “With the ongoing pandemic, access to good health care has been difficult in many parts of the country both, due to fear of the virus and logistical reasons. However, in Lahore, patients can rest assured that at the Shaukat Khanum Diagnostic Centre (SKDCL), Liberty, they can access care related to kidney issues in a safe environment with meticulous attention to COVID-19 precautions. It is important to remember that wherever you are, if you have any new or ongoing kidney problems, do not delay seeking investigation or treatment for the sake of your overall health.”

Online Donation Box

Donate any amount of your choice or be an official online fundraiser of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre by following these simple guide lines: Step-1: Sign up Step-2: Create your fundraising page Step-3: Donate and pass it on to your friends If we all do a little, we can do a […]

more details »

SKMT Denies Misuse of Funds

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) was established in 1994 with the mission to provide state-of-the-art and comprehensive cancer treatment services for all patients, irrespective of their ability to pay. Through the generous support of the Pakistani nation, within Pakistan and overseas, we have consistently provided world class cancer treatment completely free […]

more details »

WEBINAR: Scanalyse Your Bones DXA Scan in Bone Health Assessment

Scientific Programme | Register and Feedback | Join Live Event via Zoom | AACME Transcripts | How to Claim CME Credits?

more details »

Notices & Tenders

Tender Notice: For the regular supply of Medicines, Nursing & Surgical Supplies / Disposables, Laboratory Supplies, Office Stationery & Accessories, and Engineering & Maintenance Supplies from July 1st, 2024 to June 30th, 2025. BID ONLINE   Lapsed Notices & Tenders: Properties for Sale: Bids are invited for the sale of following properties owned by Shaukat […]

more details »

© All Rights Reserved by MIS Department at SKMCH & RC
Translate »