LAHORE - The Nephrology department of Fatima Memorial Hospital held a walk in connection with World Kidney Day yesterday. The purpose of the walk was to raise awareness about importance of kidneys to overall health and impact of disease and associated complications.

Fatima Memorial Hospital has been providing clinical evaluation of all kinds of kidney diseases and Heamo-dialysis to patients through dialysis since 2004.

Most of the patients are dialyzed twice weekly which takes around 8 hours per week and certain machines have been dedicated exclusively for Hepatitis C patients.

An average of 7,000 dialysis are done annually at FMH out of which 50 percent are either free of cost or at subsidized rates. The treatment is expensive thus not affordable by most of the patients and the costs are borne by the hospital directly and through the generosity of philanthropists.