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SIUT celebrates World Kidney Day

SUKKUR: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Chablani Center on Tuesday (14th of March, 2023) organized a daylong event in connection with the World Kidney Day that is observed on the ninth day of March every year.

Director, SIUT Sukkur, Dr Iqbal Daudpoto on the occasion said, “The day is an international annual event celebrated across the globe, aimed at creating mass awareness of the diagnosis, treatment options and more importantly prevention of kidney diseases.

“The leading causes of chronic kidney diseases are primarily diabetes, kidney glomerular diseases and high blood pressure.

“Other causes are excessive use of pain killers, some Hakeemi medicines, genetic disorders, by birth defects, stone disease, infections, environmental pollution and unhygienic conditions, and older age”, he added.

Dr Abdul Saboor Soomro, Dr Tufail Peechuhu and others also spoke on the occasion.

A large number of people participated in the event and availed the facilities.

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.