TANKER Foundation Executive Director, Latha A. Kumaraswami, third from left, The Hindu Group Publishing Pvt. at the 30th Annual Charity and Awards Night hosted by the Tamil Nadu Kidney Research Foundation in Chennai on Wednesday. Ltd. Chairman Malini Parthasarathy and Foundation Founder Georgi Abraham seen with the winners. | | Photo credit: R. RAVIDRAN
A movement against lifestyle-related diseases is the need of the moment, said Gomathy Narasimhan, Senior Consultant and Liver and Kidney Transplant Surgeon, HPB Surgery and Liver and Kidney Transplants, Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Center. I’m here.
About SV Venkatesan and Malathi Venkatesan TANKER Foundation Commemorative Lecture “Inspire to Aspire,” she said Wednesday at the 30th Annual Charity and Awards Ceremony of the Tamil Nadu Kidney Research Foundation (TANKER Foundation). We are fighting lifestyle diseases that cause liver and kidney failure. All of us, as individuals, as medical professionals, and as transplant professionals, have a role to play in reducing this. ”
Raising the need to focus on lifestyle-related diseases, she cited independent patient data on liver disease that found non-alcoholic fatty liver disease accounted for 42% between 2014 and 2019. bottom. Alcohol was not the main cause, she said, adding that she accounted for 18% over the same period.
She said doctors have a greater responsibility to talk to patients and work on their rehabilitation after transplants. “This requires a massive haul…a movement against lifestyle diseases,” she said.
Noting that Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a major public health challenge in India, Malini Parthasarathy, Chairman of The Hindu Group Publishing Private Ltd, advocated public and He said it was imperative to commit more resources, both private and private.
She said over 7.8 million people in India are estimated to have chronic kidney disease. “Approximately 2.5 million people die each year in India from kidney failure, making her the third leading cause of death after malignancies and heart disease,” said Dr. she said.
She pointed out the need to raise awareness about the increase in kidney donations in the country. She praised her Tanker Foundation for her efforts, including making her dialysis affordable and raising awareness of healthcare in important areas such as chronic kidney disease.
She presented the KV George Cotcrum Memorial Tanker and Kerala Kidney Research Foundation Young Investigator Award to Manish Ramesh Balwani, the Lenny Abraham Tanker Foundation Love for Service Award to Vivek Kute, and the K. Venkatanarayana Tanker Foundation Enlightenment Award to Manjula Kalyan. I gave it. Awarded La Renon Tanker Gomathy Narasimhan with a Foundation Honorary Award, Tommoy Das and Sandeep Guleria with The La Renon TANKER Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, and four of her patients with The Ashok Sankaralingam TANKER Foundation Patient Endowment.
Tamil Nadu Police Commissioner C. Sirendra Babu and former DGP Jayant Murali delivered congratulatory remarks.
Georgi Abraham, Founding Director, Latha A. Kumaraswami, Chairman, TANKER Foundation gave lectures.