All kidney patients can avail free dialysis at Kozhikode Medical College Hospital on March 10, on the occasion of World Kidney Day.

M. Srilatha, Head of the Department of Nephrology at the medical college, told presspersons here on Wednesday that ‘Protect your kidney, save your heart' was the theme of the World Kidney Day this year, hence the department had organised a number of programmes emphasising the importance of protecting the kidney to check heart ailments.

As part of the Kidney Day programmes, the department organised a free Kidney check-up camp at Kadalundi in the district on February 20, followed by an awareness programme for the public about kidney ailments. Those who were detected with kidney diseases at the camp were being treated at the Nephrology OP since then. Besides, attempts were made to ensure that the patients at the Cardiology OP did not have any kidney ailments.