Free check-up and consultations by medical specialists, nutritional and dietary advice were also provided.
THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has plans to increase dialysis machines in Zimbabwe to assist patients with kidney diseases.
Amira urged government to strengthen primary health care (PHC) and make it available to the grassroots.She pleaded: "We are begging government on behalf of the patients and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to please consider kidney diseases".
"Kidney disease is increasing at a faster rate than any other noncommunicable disease in the USA, and that's why we're working so hard to ensure people at risk are tested", said LaVarne A. Burton, president and CEO of the American Kidney Fund.
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The medical outreach entailed a public awareness campaign on kidney health and a free medical screening to detect the possible risk factors that could cause kidney disease.
Dr Sarfraz Sarwar, Dr Munawar Khaliq, Diabetologist Dr Sobia Naheed, Dr Fouzia Mushtaq, dietician Naila Rasheed and others spoke in the public awareness programmes.
Karachi University also organised an awareness session for its students in collaboration with the Kidney Foundation.
Ominisan said: "I am happy that I got screened today because I have been waiting to go to the hospital for checkup, but there is no money and I know many people here are like that".
When your kidneys are not performing as they should, you will feel all these symptoms. A person should also avoid smoking, use less salt and maintain a healthy body weight, he added.More news: UNC Basketball: Tar Heels lose heartbreaker in ACC semifinal
Shehnaz Ahad, of Kidney Foundation, said that diabetes was on the rise around the world and in 2000, around 5.2 million Pakistanis had diabetes.
She added that many types of kidney diseases can be prevented, delayed or kept under control when appropriate prevention measures are in place.
The CardioVascular Coalition (CVC) is comprised of national organizations representing physicians, care providers, advocates, and manufacturers who came together to advance community-based solutions created to improve awareness and prevention of cardiovascular disease and peripheral artery disease, reduce geographic disparities in access to care, and secure patient access to high-quality, cost-effective, community-based interventional treatment across America.
"We know that treatment of kidney diseases is quite expensive, and most of the time out of the reach of the average population".
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"This is why it's important to have it done", she said.