WORLD KIDNEY DAY
Bridge the Knowledge Gap : To better Kidney Care
WORLD KIDNEY DAY
World Kidney Day is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. During this day we do it all to create awareness about preventive behaviours, risk factors and how to live with a kidney disease.
Akal College of Health and Allied Sciences has a wish to celebrate World Kidney Day at Eternal University, which was discussed with Dr. Neelam Kaur, Senior Advisor, Health & Education, Kalgidhar Trust and Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Administrator, ACH&AS, with the immediate approval of the respected eminent people, committee was formed and all the members were started working tirelessly as a bees to successfully complete this event.
Mission adopted from World Kidney Day “to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.”
• Raise awareness about our “amazing kidneys” Highlight that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for Kidney Disease.
• Encourage systematic screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
• Encourage preventive behaviours.
• Educate and create awareness among all Adolescents, Adults, Elderly people of medical professionals, Non medical professional, Literate and non-literate about their key role in detecting and reducing the risk of CKD, particularly in high risk populations.
• Stress the important role of local and national health authorities in controlling the CKD epidemic.
• Open for all at Barusahib, Dist. Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. It includes
• Elderly people
• Medical Professionals,
• Non medical professional,
• Literate and
• People residing at Barusahib
For the registration to the World Kidney Day, the committee has developed an online registration form with the use of Google Form.
Total 318 members have registered earlier to participate in the event apart from the on the spot people who joined the day on 10/03/2022.
Events are planned at three places as follow
1. Baru Sahib – Eternal University
2. Shimla – IGMC&H and KNH
3. Amritsar – Trillium Mall
On 10/03/2022 the inauguration of World Kidney Day was started at 9.00 am Mrs. Uma, Professor, HOD Department of Medical and Surgical Nursing, hosted a Master of Ceremony.
Welcome note was given by Dr. Anupama. K, Ph.D (N), Principal, Akal College Of Nursing.
Dr. Narinder Pal Singh, Dean Research (Volunteer), Eternal University, unfolded the Theme on World Kidney Day.
Dr. Neelam Kaur, Senior Advisor, Health and Education, Kalgidhar Trust, her divine personality and simplicity always keep influencing us. She made everyone realized the importance of World Kidney Day Celebration for bringing the future generation with good health.
Dr. Amrik Singh Ahluwalia, Pro Vice Chancellor, Eternal University who stressed great importance on innovative ideas can be brought by conducting these type of events to create awareness among the public.
BOOK RELEASE: Punjabi Book on “SAFETY KIDNEY”
All Dignitaries on the program are joined together to released the Book of “Safety Kidney” which is authored by Dr. Narinder Pal Singh, Dean Research (Volunteer), EU. It is available for the Public to access free download from www.KidneyEducation.com
At 9.30 am awareness rally was commenced from Eternal University. Rally took the march through Bhai Gurdaas Hall, New Girls Hostel, Akal Academy, Gurduwara, Nurses Hostel, Sangat Building, IB School and same way return back to Eternal University. Students were created public awareness by using various Placard and Slogans.
Street play was performed by the students regarding Human Kidney – Importance, Risk factors, prevention and treatment. B.Sc. Psychology and M.Sc. Psychology students, Akal College of Arts and Social Sciences have performed in regional language.
Lecture Presentation on How well you know your kidney? Was conducted for the different group of people in respective time schedule.
Session 1 : Akal Academy Secondary and Higher Secondary Boys – 96 members
Session 2: Open for All at Barusahib (Students, Labourers & Staffs ) – 120 members
Session 3: For Humanities students UG & PG - 138 students
Session 4: Akal Academy Secondary and Higher Secondary Girls & B.Ed students – 170 members
BLOOD SUGAR AND BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
Medical camp was organized during the World Kidney Day in view of screening and monitoring the Blood Glucose and Blood Pressure among the people residing at Barusahib.
Three different locations canopy was placed, Blood Glucose and Blood Pressure was monitored for all the people on voluntary basis. People are shown more enthusiasm to check their BP & Blood Sugar. Staff Nurse form Akal Charitable Hospital were involved for the clinical parameter monitoring including BMI and MPH students were involved for the basic History collection regarding the History of Substance Abuse, Cardio Vascular Diseases, Chronic Kidney Diseases and Diabetes.
Slogan Competition was organized on World Kidney Day for Nursing and MPH students. 30 students were participated enthusiastically, among them best Three were awarded on following criteria as follows:-
i. Slogans should be Catchy
ii. Relevance to theme
iii. Originality & Creativity
v. Try to keep it short
1st Prize : Ms. Kanika Gautam, II Year MPH
2nd Prize : Ms. Abhya Sharma, I Year MPH
3rd Prize : Ms. Neeraj Kaleta, & Ms. Aditi Sharma, I Year B.Sc.(N)
E-Poster Competition was organized on World Kidney Day 12 students were participated enthusiastically, among them best Three were awarded on following criteria as follows:-
i. Visual Appearance
ii. Relevance to theme
iii. Clear and Logical
iv. Organization of Content
v. Overall Quality
Prize Winners :
1st Prize: Ms. Rajdeep Kaur, II-yr B.E, Akal College of Engineering
2nd Prize : Ms. Ujal Kaur, II-yr M.Sc. Microbiology, ACBS
3rd Prize: Ms. Nikita Tomar, I-yr B.Sc Psychology, ACA&SS
EVENTS AT SHIMLA – IGMC&H
Akal College of Nursing, B.Sc.(N) 2nd year students and faculty have organize World Kidney Celebration at IGMC&H, Shimla. In this regard permission was obtained from the Nursing superintendent.
In two areas i.e OPD near emergency department and Nephrology unit. Nursing Superintendent Mrs. Premlata, HOD of Nephrology department Dr. Ashish, Ward sister Mrs. Promil and staff nurses Mrs. Bhavna, Mrs. Sarika, Ms. Ayushi and Ms. Jyoti were participated and motivated the students.
Health education was given through Skit, Posters exhibition, Health Talk by M.Sc. (N) 2nd year and B.Sc. (N) year 2nd year along with teachers Mrs. Babita kumari and Ms. Lovpreet Kaur. The queries of patients was cleared by the students as well as teachers.
Mrs. Babita kumari, Assistant Professor, ACN
Mrs. Lovpreet Kaur, Nursing Tutor, ACN
EVENTS AT SHIMLA – KAMAL NEHRU HOSPITAL (KNH)
Akal College of Nursing, B.Sc.(N) 2nd year students and faculty have organize World Kidney Celebration at KNH, Shimla. In this regard permission was obtained from the Medical Superintendent.
Respected Dr. Ravinder S. Mokta, Medical Superintendent, Nursing Superintendent and All Matron ma'am were participated and motivated the students for the various performance to create awareness such as Skit, Posters exhibition, Health Talk among the public and nearly about 40 people were benefited out of it.
EVENTS AT AMRITSAR
World Kidney Day was celebrated in front of Trillium Mall, Amritsar in the public gathering from 5pm-6pm. B.Sc. Nursing 3rd year B.Sc. (N) students has performed street play and charts to aware the public regarding kidney problems, its prevention and kidney donation. 2nd year M.Sc.(N) & 3rd year B.Sc.(N) students were created awareness among around 50 members regarding Kidney health and prevention of disease.