100 Kidney Patients, Baner Residents, and Doctors from Manipal Hospital Baner walk together to raise awareness for kidney health

Pune, 15th March 2024: Marking the occasion of World Kidney Day, Manipal Hospital, Baner organised a walkathon on Thursday, March 14, 2024 to raise awareness about kidney health. The 2 km walkathon began at 7:00 am from Manipal Hospital, Baner. The walkathon was flagged off by Dr. Tarun Jeloka, HOD & Consultant Nephrologist, and Dr. Saurabh Khiste, Consultant Nephrologist. More than 100 people participated in this walkathon, including dialysis patients, patients who have recovered from kidney conditions, doctors, hospital employees, and members of the local community.

Baner Walkethon

Addressing the participants in this walkathon Dr. Tarun Jeloka, HOD & Consultant, Nephrologist, Manipal Hospital, Baner, said, “kidney disease is a complex condition that can affect anyone at any age. With routine checkups, early detection, and preventive care, one can avoid a chronic kidney condition and improve their kidney health. With this walkathon we want to encourage people to stay active and take proactive steps towards their kidney health.”

Flagging off the walkathon, Anand Mote, Cluster Director, Manipal Hospital, Baner said, “The active participation of our, patients, doctors, and members of the local community has only proved how starting our days with a walk and making small but simple changes can make a difference in our overall well-being and help us live better lives. This walkathon not only inspired people but also encouraged them to take steps towards better kidney health and reducing the burden of chronic kidney disease in our community.”

Along with the walkathon, attendees had the opportunity to have sessions with the physiotherapists and dieticians and gain valuable insights into maintaining optimal kidney health through exercise and nutrition.