2021 World Kidney Day – Living well with Kidney disease
People on dialysis in India, in general, quit work once they are diagnosed with kidney failure
Vikram Vuppala, Founder & CEO, NephroPlus
This year, March 11th will be celebrated as World Kidney Day worldwide. The theme this year is very powerful and urges all of us to think how patients with Kidney disease can live well.
While there is enough research done on the clinical aspects of Kidney disease, not enough has been researched on the patients’ well being. NephroPlus believes “Guests” on dialysis (not patients) should be able to lead a normal life – work, travel, and have fun just like any body else.
People on dialysis in India, in general, quit work once they are diagnosed with kidney failure. We believe it is extremely important for such people to get back to work (even if it is in part time mode initially). This matters a lot for the overall well being since people who work see themselves as adding value to the society vs. as a “burden” on the ecosystem. This work engagement makes such people more independent and self-confident.
NephroPlus with 250 centers in 140 cities has a very strong holiday dialysis network. So people on dialysis anywhere in India can book dialysis holidays with us to travel to Beaches of Goa, Backwaters of Alleppey, Hill stations of Dehradun, Taj Mahal, and various pilgrimage sites such as Tirupathi and Rishikesh etc.
We strongly encourage our Guests to engage in social activities, pursue their hobbies vigorously and have fun to the best of their abilities. We conduct “Guests got Talent” contests every year to encourage our Guests.