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A multilingual on-line academic useful resource for kidney sufferers to fight COVID-19, Know Corona to Defeat Corona was launched on-line by Dr Sanjeev Gulati, Director, Nephrology and Kidney Transplant, Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj and Dr Sanjay Pandya, Nephrologist and Chief Mentor, Kidney Training Basis, Rajkot. Excerpts from an interview with Dr Sanjeev Gulati:
Inform us about your analysis.
I’m a member of governing physique of Indian Society of Nephrology and COVID19 activity power of the Indian Society of Nephrology. Whereas attempting to coach the docs about totally different facets of coronavirus and kidneys, I realised that except we educate the sufferers of kidney illness or their attendants, our efforts is not going to succeed. I’ve extensively researched data accessible on dangers of coronavirus for kidney sufferers, and introduced it in as a easy and simply comprehensible method in collaboration with my fellow docs from the nation in addition to all around the world.
What are the precise dangers to kidney sufferers and the way can they handle the problems attributable to COVID-19?
The prevalence of Continual Kidney Illness (CKD) basically inhabitants is about 10-15 per cent. There may be information that the mortality in sufferers with CKD is 2.5 instances increased. Therefore, if we should stop deaths then we should deal with CKD sufferers. Additionally, research from Spain have proven that kidney transplant sufferers have a really dangerous time with 25 per cent mortality. As soon as these sufferers learn this data they’ll have the ability to defend themselves.
What led you to create this useful resource?
There is no such thing as a vaccine or remedy to stop coronavirus, and prevention is the very best reply. The one solution to stop COVID 19 is to empower folks all around the world of their native tongue with information and self-learning, as information is the true energy. Until we empower folks, no quantity of preaching or lockdown will succeed. This lead me to create the useful resource.
What does it entail?
The kidney training web site is the world’s largest multilingual web site. For the prevention and care of kidney illnesses, and there’s a free obtain of a 200-page kidney e book in 37 languages. Therefore, we used this platform. Know Corona to Defeat Corona supplies details about coronavirus for kidney sufferers in 20 Indian and worldwide languages. All this is freed from price.