BHOPAL: The International society of Nephrology (ISN) focuses on developing strategies to prevent, diagnose and initiate treatment for acute kidney failure (AKF), including training health workers in remote areas, developing necessary reliable, affordable and cost-effective laboratory/ technical resources and telecommunications; assistance in both local health centers and regional treatment centers.
Dr Martin Bitzanfrom McGill University, Canada visited department of Pediatrics AIIMS Bhopal and praised the infrastructure and work done by the department. Prof Sarman Singh, director and CEO,AIIMS, Bhopal, pointed out that out of several causes of renal diseases the most important causes are low birth weight, poor nutrition of the mothers during pregnancy and thereafter during the early childhood, poor quality of water, vitamin A deficiency and self medication of herbal drugs.
He highlighted that the proportion of paediatric nephrologists to population in India is very dismal and that makes such workshops, training and CMEs need of the hour.
Prof Shikha Malik, HOD Pediatrics at AIIMS Bhopal and organising chairperson highlighted that the renal unit is providing care in the form of neonatal and paediatric peritoneal dialysis, kiney biops i e s, ambulatory blood pressure for diagnosis of hypertension and specialised tests for diagnosis of tubular disorders. Faculty from AIIMS Delhi, St John’s Medical College, SMS Jaipur, JIPMER Puducherry, AIIMS Jodhpur, JNU Aligarh, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Delhi shared their experiences.