GUWAHATI, March 12 - World Kidney Day was observed by the Guwahati Frontier of Border Security Force at Patgaon today to raise awareness among the Force personnel about the importance of kidneys for their overall health, to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney diseases and its associated problems.
The BSF programme was a deferred one as Kidney Day is celebrated worldwide on March 10 every year.
The programme, which was attended by personnel of BSF HQ Patgaon, 1st Bn NDRF and members of their families, was inaugurated by P Raju, DIG/PSO of the Frontier, in the presence of Dr BJ Lalvani, DIG/Medical of Composite Hospital CAPF, Patgaon, Dr S Dutta of GMCH and several other senior BSF officers.
In his opening address, Raju appreciated the efforts taken by BSF doctors to create awareness about kidney-related diseases and urged the audience present to make efforts to follow the instructions of the specialists to disseminate information about ways and means to fight these diseases.
Addressing the audience, Dr Prasun Maiti, Chief Medical Officer (SG) of the Frontier, emphasised that awareness regarding the risk factors for kidney disease is the key to combat it. Dr Azam, Medical Officer of NDRF, who also spoke on the occasion, informed the audience that kidney-related diseases are silent killers, which have the potential to affect the quality of life. He suggested various ways and means to reduce the risk of kidney diseases.
Dr Sangeetanjan from GMCH, while addressing the audience, threw light on various diseases related to the liver and made them aware about the necessary precautions to be adopted to have a safe and healthy liver disease-free life.
Later, the blood samples were collected from interested persons and examined by the hospital staff for any such diseases. Many BSF, NDRF personnel and their families availed this facility and benefited from the programme.