KARACHI: On World Kidney Day, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar Thursday inaugurated Karachi Institute of Kidney in Federal B. area of the metropolis.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Akhtar said it is a matter of pleasure that this kidney center was established despite very limited resources.
Expressing resentment, he said a rich person can board a plane to London for his medical treatment, but a poor man is being hustled on roads.
“If good medical facilities are provided to people then all ground-level corruption will end.”
He further lamented that a poor citizen can neither afford medical treatment neither can he receive quality education.
Today, World Kidney Day is being observed across the world including Pakistan. The day is observed to raise awareness among the people about the chronic kidney diseases.
Seminars, workshops, medical camps and awareness drives have been planned both by the government as well as private organizations, medical institutions throughout the country to highlight the importance of the day.
World Kidney Day started in 2006 and has not stopped growing ever since. Every year, the campaign highlights a particular theme.