It was a different day for many dialysis patients. There were no restrictions and they were allowed to enjoy sumptuous lunch prepared as per their diet.

More importantly, they were also made to participate in various games and have some fun.

Interaction

Aashayein 2012, an exclusive event was organised by the Hyderabad Kidney Foundation (HKF) and sponsored by NephroPlus, a Kidney Care and Dialysis Clinics chain here on Sunday provided a platform for dialysis patients to interact with one another to deal with dialysis way in an effective way.

Dialysis patients generally have to visit dialysis centres thrice-a-week and undergo painful, boring and draining experience.

The event was organised to provide some fun, besides some educational talks by leading nephrologists, urologists and dieticians.

About 600 kidney patients and their families participated in the event.

Addressing the patients Co-Founder and Director of NephroPlus, Kamal D. Shaw said that many conferences are organised for doctors and medical professionals, but patients are often ignored. To address this issue HKF is organising the event, he said.

“Patient support is a very effective way to deal with chronic diseases as no one can empathise with patients better than another patient,” Nephrologist Brian Pereira said.

This event provides a unique platform to connect the patients, he said.

Seven centres

NephroPlus (www.nephroplus.com) is a chain of kidney and dialysis clinics providing services such as Hemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis and Kidney transplants.

It has seven centres in Hyderabad and Mahabubnagar in AP, Bangalore and Chennai.

Patients get health tips besides sumptuous lunch as per their diet and lots of fun at Aashayein 2012