On the eve of World Kidney Day, Mumbai Kidney Foundation along with like-minded NGO’s & Kidney Foundations of Mumbai spearheaded a Walkathon at the Marine Drive which was flagged off by Padmabhusan Santoor Vadak Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma ji.
3000 people turned up to support this social cause and got free check-up of Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Weight. Simultaneously we also launched “Know Your Numbers Campaign” which means every Indian beyond 30 yrs of age should measure his weight, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar and should know their health numbers.
India is facing an epidemic of Lifestyle Diseases such as Diabetes, Obesity, Blood Pressure which is killing 2/3 of Indians at an early age. It is also responsible for epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in our country. 1 in 10 Indians suffer from CKD and die prematurely. The disease is silent and expensive to treat. The only way we can manage is by creating awareness & prevention.