World Kidney Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm at the NWGH Auditorium on 10th of March. Doctors, students and management of NWGH participated in the event. The event was kicked off with a warm welcome by Dr. Arbab Nisar Ahmad Khan (Consultant Nephrologist, NWGH), who also shed light on the dangers of neglecting kidney care and the process of Dialysis. Next, Dr. Shahid Ahmad (Consultant Renal Transplant Surgeon, NWGH) enlightened the audience with the benefits of kidney transplants as the ultimate solution for kidney failure or permanent kidney damage. The event also pressed on the prerequisites, laws and rules of organ transplants as regulated by the MTRA.
Towards the end of the session, the audience had a chance to have candid conversations with transplant and dialysis patients. The patients had an opportunity to express and describe their experiences at Northwest General Hospital and how their lives after transplant and ongoing dialysis have changed.