DHAKA: Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday said the government is amending the Organ Transplantation Act for the sake of ensuring better treatment facilities.
“We are amending the Organ Transplantation Act to remove complications regarding organ donation,” he told a discussion at the Diploma Engineers Institute of Bangladesh (DEIB) here.
Bangladesh Renal Association organized the discussion on the occasion of The World Kidney Day-2017.
President of Bangladesh Medical Association Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dr Kamrul Hasan Khan, President of Bangladesh Kidney Foundation Prof Harun-or Rashid, among others, addressed the discussion with President of Bangladesh Renal Association Prof Dr Muhammad Rafiqul Alam in the chair.
The ‘World Kidney Day’ was observed in the country as elsewhere in the world aiming to expedite awareness campaign to prevent kidney ailment.
The theme of this year’s World Kidney Day was “Kidney Disease and Obesity: Healthy lifestyle for healthy kidney.”
Nasim said the government has recruited 10,000 nurses in different public hospitals and health complexes to provide better healthcare facilities.
He urged the private sector to supplement the efforts of the government to create mass awareness to prevent non-communicable diseases.
Prof Rafiqul said, “The number of kidney patients has increased alarmingly as two crore people in the country are now somehow suffering from kidney disease.”
Other speakers said when someone is affected by diarrhoea and vomiting, body rapidly losses excessive water, which may cause acute kidney failure.
Diarrhoea can cause dehydration, electrolyte disorders, malnutrition and disturbed internal environment, leading to kidney failure, they added.