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World Kidney Day observed in Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar

Khyber Teaching Hospital Nephrology Department and Urology Unit marked “World Kidney Day” to raise awareness of the importance of kidneys, preventive behaviors, risk factors and highlight how to live with a kidney disease. Every year Khyber Teaching Hospital arranges a walk to create awareness among general public.
The walk was attended by Chairman Medical specialties and In-charge Nephrology Prof Dr Nisar Anwar, Prof Dr Amir Azhar, Asso Prof Dr Ahmad Zeb, Assit Prof Dr Mufti Baleegh, In-charge Urology unit KTH Asst Prof Dr Hazrat Ullah and large number of faculty staff, management staff, TMOs’, HOs’, nursing staff along with school of nursing and its students.
The objective of this walk was to highlight the importance of Chronic Kidney Disease. The theme of this year World Kidney Day is “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere”.
MTI KTH has a full fledged Nephrology and Urological services available including one of the largest Hemodialysis unit in public sector hospital in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Preparations are under way to get registered for Renal Transplantation.
MTI KTH has purposely built 16 dialysis stations.  The up gradation of hemodialysis unit is under process and UAE Red Crescent Society has donated 10 stations along with equipment worth of Rs 300 million. After the up gradation it will be 26 dialysis stations.
Department of Nephrology has examined 26788 patients in OPD and 3627 patients were admitted in the ward within a year. 19130 Hemodialysis, 374 Renal Biopsy, 62 perma catheter, 19 Percutaneous nephrostomy, 16 peritoneal dialysis were conducted within a year.
Urology unit has examined 5000 patients in OPD and conducted 700 surgery procedures within a year.  The BoG and management of hospital is determine to establish full fledge urology dept to facilitate the patient and also strengthen the post graduate and under graduate training. The post of professor of urology has been advertised and soon the department will have strengthened faculty.

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*Media & Protocol Cell*
MTI-KTH, KMC & KCD
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