Fortis Hospital Anandapur Launched Chronic Kidney Disease Caregivers Support Group



On the eve of World Health Day, Fortis Hospital, Anandapur launched ‘Chronic Kidney Disease Caregivers Support Group’ for the benefit of family members and relatives of patients, suffering from chronic Kidney disease (CKD). The initiative is undertaken by the Department of Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences in coordination with the Nephrology team at Fortis Hospital, Anandapur.

The initiative is to provide a platform to the caregivers where they can share their problems without hesitation. They will also be share experiences with people from facing similar challenges.

A Panel Discussion on ‘Depression – Let’s Talk’ was also organized at the hospital where eminent doctors across specialties spoke about the need to create awareness and seeking professional support. The mental health team also visited the Out Patient Departments (OPDs) of the hospital to interact with the patients and family members to raise awareness regarding depression and provide practical solutions for avoiding it. During the month, talk shows are planned to highlight strategies to combat Depression which will be conducted in leading schools, colleges, corporates, resident welfare associations and communities.

Priyanka Dutta

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