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Columbia Asia Hospitals, a Global Healthcare Provider to Conduct Surgical Workshop to Train Doctors on “Fistula Procedures on Dialysis Patients”

April 11, 2014

BANGALORE, India, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

        - Organises a screening camp for patients with CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Prevalence of kidney diseases in Ethiopia:

In developing countries such as Ethiopia, chronic kidney disease is a growing problem.
The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is rising due to increase in risk factors
such as high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus. In Africa, End Stage Renal Disease
(ESRD) has poor outcomes; treatment considered the norm in medically advanced countries is
limited in Africa. Few governments cover the cost of renal replacement therapy. For a
variety of reasons, primarily financial, availability and accessibility, medical care is
inadequate, especially for expensive chronic illness therapy such as dialysis and renal
transplantation.

Addis Ababa/ Mekelle: In an attempt to create awareness about kidney-related disorders
amongst the community and also train the doctors on pre-transplant management of patients
on Dialysis, Columbia Asia Hospital from Bangalore, India is conducting a screening camp
for the patients and a Surgical Workshop for doctors from Ayder Hospital at Mekelle.

The screening camp is for those who are suffering from renal diseases, hypertension
and diabetes, which are primary causes for renal failure.

The surgical workshop and screening camp will be organized from April 7 to April 12 at
Ayder Hospital in Mekelle and at St. Paul Hospital at Addis Ababa.

For attending the camp, one can contact: (251) 911524466.

VENUES:

April 9-11, 2014

Surgical workshop and screening camp at St. Paul’s Hospital, Addis Ababa

April 12-14, 2014

Surgical workshop and CME at Ayder Referral Hospital, Mekelle

In the past year, more than 2000 international patients from the African subcontinent
have trusted Columbia Asia with their medical treatments at the hospitals in India. Many
of these patients have been from Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Hence, as part of
a commitment to provide quality healthcare to the people of Mekelle and Addis Ababa,
Columbia Asia Hospitals has initiated this screening camp that will deal with medical
issues relating to Kidneys.

A team of Kidney Transplant Surgeons headed by Dr Ajit Huilgol, Chief Kidney
Transplant Surgeon from Columbia Asia Hospitals in India will conduct the surgical
workshop and screening camp.

http://www.india.columbiaasia.com/hospitals/yeshwanthpur/doctors/ajit-k-huilgol

About Columbia Asia Group of Companies :

http://www.india.columbiaasia.com/about-us

        For any further information, please contact
        Sanket Arora
        Email: sanket.arora@columbiaasia.com
        +91-80-4021-1000

SOURCE Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt Ltd


Source: PR Newswire



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