PLC conducts CKD screening programs
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), is a severe disease with a high
prevalence in the Anuradhapura area.
The Anuradhapura branch of People's Leasing and Finance PLC (PLC)
with the Kidney Protection Foundation in Anuradhapura and the officers
of Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital, conducted CKD screening camps in the
Anuradhapura area recently.
This initiative was to identify patients who suffer from CKD and
refer the affected to the Nephrology Unit of the Anuradhapura Teaching
Programs were conducted to educate the community on CKD, symptoms
associated with it, causative factors, importance of early
identification and preventive measures. The application of agro
chemicals in prescribed amounts and the importance of organic farming
for a healthy lifestyle were also emphasised during the program. Four
community screening programs were completed in Kelanikawawa (Galenbindunuwewa),
Karagahawawa (Thalawa), Kadawa Rathmale and Rajanganaya Track 5 areas.