|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, July 29: Delhi's renowned 650-bed BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, today launched its Nephrology, Urology & Renal Transplant OPD Services in Jammu in partnership with the city-based SDDM Hospital. The OPD launch is yet another patient-centric step taken by the healthcare provider to empower patients with accessibility to quality healthcare services. The facility will provide expert advice and treatment for Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) and renal disorders as well as the urinary-tract system and male reproductive organs.
The OPD services were launched by Dr H S Bhatyal, Director, Urology & Renal Transplantation, and Dr Vishal Saxena, Director, Nephrology & Renal Transplant, BLK-Max Centre for Renal Sciences & Kidney Transplant. The doctors will be visiting SDDM Hospital for OPD every month for consultation.
At the launch, Dr Bhatyal said, "In India, the prevalence of CKD and urological problems and the incidence of end-stage renal disease is very high. With the launch of this OPD services, patients across age groups, socio economic backgrounds, etc. can avail the best consultation and treatment in Jammu and nearby regions, without the inconvenience of travelling to another city".
Dr Vishal Saxena said, "People often come to us with pain, weight loss and poor appetite, swollen ankles, feet or hands, puffiness under the eyes, shortness of breath, tiredness, blood in urine, an increased need to urinate, particularly at night, difficulty sleeping, dry and itchy skin and other symptoms of CKD. These symptoms may vary in their severity from person to person. Prevention plays a pivotal role here."
BLK-Max Centre for Renal Sciences & Kidney Transplant has a dedicated unit with most the advanced dialysis machines, offering round-the-clock service with the facility for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) for hemo-dynamically unstable patients and Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD). Isolation rooms dedicated to Hepatitis B & C patients are at par with global standards.