~ Vikram Vuppala, Founder & CEO, NephroPlus~
This year, March 11th will be celebrated as World Kidney Day worldwide. The
the theme this year is very powerful and urges all of us to think about 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 anybody 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 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.
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