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Rela Hospital launches South Chennai Dialysis Support Group

12 March 2021 | News

This initiative is to connect and support people who have undergone a kidney transplant, dialysis patient and also to create awareness among the public about dialysis

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Rela Hospital and Prof Mohamed Rela have announced the launch of South Chennai Dialysis Support Group, a health equity initiative, focused on addressing access of information, care and support for diverse families living with kidney diseases.

This initiative is to connect and support people who have undergone a kidney transplant, dialysis patient and also to create awareness among the public about dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and other treatments incidental to kidney diseases. This group renders support through regular meeting and campaign which will be taken across hospitals in future. South Chennai Dialysis Support Group will have a steering committee of doctors from different specialties ranging from nephrologists to urologists to renal transplants who are experts in kidney disease research and care to guide this health equity initiative.

Rela Hospital is proud to launch South Chennai Dialysis Support Group. Going beyond treatments, they believe that support groups for patients dealing with kidney disease are an important need. In addition to providing medical knowledge through their experts, they are enabling patient-to-patient collaboration and exchange of information. Spread the word! It's a space for people with kidney conditions to feel connected informed and empowered.

Speaking at the launch, Prof Rela said, “What makes this initiative different is our focus on creating action-oriented, meaningful, and measurable change for the dialysis community in the near-term. We want to put interventions in place to reach people before they show up in the emergency room with kidney failure.”      

This initiative also focus on this year’s theme ‘Living well with Kidney diseases’.

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