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President, PM call for creating awareness to prevent kidney disease

DHAKA, March 8, 2018 (BSS) - President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged all to work together to create awareness among the people about prevention and treatment of kidney diseases.

In separate messages on the occasion of the World Kidney Day 2018, the President and the Prime Minister said the number of kidney patients is gradually increasing in the country because of defective birth, genetic disorders, nephritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and taking of pain killing drugs.

They described the theme of this year's World Kidney Day "Kidney and Women's Health include, Value, Empower" time-befitting.

In his message, Abdul Hamid said observance of the World Kidney Day 2018 would help create awareness among the people about kidney diseases, its prevention and treatment.

"I think that creating awareness among people about the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases is very important at this moment," the President said.

In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said treatment of kidney disease is very expensive but if some health related rules are maintained, this disease can be easily prevented.

She said the present government has been implementing different programmes for ensuring healthcare facilities for all including the kidney patients.

The Prime Minister said the women are at high risk of being affected by kidney diseases due to malnutrition, delivery-related complications and lack of awareness.