Punjab’s largest dialysis centre celebrates World Kidney Day
To mark World Kidney on 9 March, Bilqees Sarwar Hospital organised a symposium to highlight the significance of kidneys and reducing the recurrence of chronic illnesses related to kidney disease. Around 150 attendees from the local community in Lahore benefited from the awareness session at the symposium.
World Kidney Day is observed worldwide to raise awareness on kidney care and overall health of our bodies. This year, Bilqees Sarwar Hospital (BSH), being Punjab’s largest dialysis centre, took the initiative of celebrating this special day by giving an open invitation to the community members at the World Kidney Day Symposium.
A team of highly skilled medical professionals from the BSH staff shared facts and figures about the cause of kidney disease and preventive measures to be taken through an interactive dialogue. Dr. Irfan Ilahi, Head of Nephrology Department at BSH and Assistant Professor Nephrology at Mayo Hospital, also shared his knowledge through an informative speech.
The awareness session was followed by a cake cutting ceremony and a free health checkup at the hospital. A few executive members from Ferozepur Road Industrial Association-FRIA were also present at the event.
Mr. Ahmar Sarwar, Vice Chairman of the Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF), also attended the event and participated in the cake cutting ceremony with the hospital patients and staff.
“This special day is meant to be celebrated for the success of Bilqees Sarwar Hospital in delivering the best healthcare facilities to alleviate the suffering of underprivileged community members. I believe this awareness session will help the people to understand the severity of the enduring illnesses such as chronic kidney disease,” Mr. Sarwar said.