Category: National Chronic Kidney Prevention Programme

MoU signed for Polonnaruwa Kidney Hospital

The MoU on building of the hospital in Polonnaruwa for kidney patients was signed today (June 06) at the Presidential Secretariat, at the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena. The hospital to be built is under a donation of the government of China at a request of the President. Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Health,…

A special international award to President in recognition of his commitment on preventing CKDu in Sri Lanka

The International Society of Nephrology presented a special award to President Maithripala Sirisena  in recognition of his commitment and dedication on preventing the chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka.    The Secretary General of the International Society of Nephrology, Professor Mrs. Adheera Levin presented this award to the President at a…

Scientists must give top priority to identify alternatives for harmful chemical fertilizers – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says if the scientists must give top priority to identify alternatives for chemical based fertilizers which cause chronic kidney diseases.   “Several chemical based fertilizers; weedisides and pestisides are used by farmers to obtain larger harvest, but they cause chronic kidney diseases. If the scientists work with determination, they will be able…

Houses for kidney patients without permanent shelters

The attention of the government has been drawn to implement a housing project to provide houses for the families of the kidney patients who do not possess permanent residences. This issue was considered during a meeting regarding the National Programme on Prevention of Kidney Diseases, held at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (30). During the meeting…

A comprehensive report on prevention of kidney disease submits to President

A comprehensive report regarding the prevention of kidney disease submitted to President Maithripala Sirisena today (15). The report was prepared after consultations with prominent scientists and researchers under the three categories of environment, social and health. A special conference on prevention of kidney disease organized by the Chinese Academy of Sciencetogether with theWater Supply and…

‘One of my main expectations is to save innocent people from kidney disease’ – President on World Kidney Day

  “When I was the Minister of Health one of my prime expectations was to save the innocent people from the chronic kidney disease, which has been a huge social tragedy and I made many efforts in this regard” issuing a message to mark the World Kidney Day President Maithripala Sirisena stated. Following my appointment…

Nearly 5000 patients with chronic kidney disease per year-Ministry of Health reveals

‘Provide a report speedily’ – President instructs Health Secretary Nearly 5000 patients with chronic kidney disease per year reported in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Health revealed. According to the Ministry of Health the main causes for the disease are the use of agricultural chemicals, diseases like diabetic and high blood pressure. The special attention…

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