Thursday, 17 February, 2011

PD protocol for kidney treatment opened at IGH

A report from Daily Pioneer

The Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) protocol was inaugurated at Rourkela Steel Plant-owned Ispat General Hospital (IGH) on Friday by its Director SK Mishra. The system, a modern concept world over, would be used for the kidney-affected patients.

Earlier, such patients used to be treated with the Hemo Dialysis (HD), usually costly and specific time-bound along with restricted diet, but with the PD system, the patients have convenience without going to the hospital or nursing home.

As per the recent medical figures, around 7,000 kidney-related patients are in India needing dialysis for the same while as per the IGH records, around 15 patients are there in Rourkela with acute kidney problems who are under different stages of dialysis. Inaugurating the system, Dr Mishra spoke on the recent advancement in PD process and said patients will be more benefited at the IGH.

He also denied any competition between the PD and HD process though each has its own advantages. Specialist surgeon from Hyderabad BV Reddy gave a presentation on PD process of treatment with its advantages while IGH senior deputy director (medicine) SK Mahanta gave a comparison between PD and HD process of treatment with various facts and figures.

He also elaborated the detailed procedure for the Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis which is an important part of the PD protocol.

The PD protocol system treatment is only available at Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Now, the western Odisha patients can avail the benefit. A few patients, having already treated on the PD system, shared their experience on the occasion.

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