Special Correspondent

GUNTUR: Sri Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences on Thursday organised free screening camp for patients with kidney problems and those prone to it. Hypertension and diabetic patients were screened for their basic complaints and creatinine levels in blood and urine tested.

Nephrologist Kilari Sunil Kumar along with Cardiologists B. Peraiah Chowdhary and V. Mahesh conducted the camp and explained the symptoms of kidney problems and stressed on the need for preventive measures to avoid costly and painful treatment. Majority of the people with an advanced kidney problem do not know that they have a problem, said Dr. Sunil.

Measuring and managing high blood pressure was first step towards preventing kidney failures, he observed and that Second Thursday of March is observed world wide as World Kidney Day to bring awareness on keeping kidneys healthy.