The Renal Unit of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), celebrated World Kidney Day themed:

“Bridge the knowledge gap to better kidney care,” on Tuesday 22nd March, 2022 at Ifaki-Ekiti town hall.

The medical team, which was led by Dr Soje Michael, organised series of free medical checkups which included urine, blood and blood glucose/sugar tests for the participants.

Nurse Obebe, who enlightened the people about how best to take care of their kidneys and also prevent kidney disease in our society, said the organ is meant to excrete body waste.

She admonished the participants who were in their hundreds to eat good foods, less salt, avoid junks, do more of exercise, eat more fruits and avoid self medications to keep their kidney healthy as they grow in age. The medical expert also discouraged the common intake of herbal mixture/concoction.

Dr Soje informed the participants that the Kidney disease can either be congenital, that is, from birth or as a result of other untreated disease like diabetes. He therefore urged them to make medical checkup a routine to stay healthy.

A playlet was staged by the team to discourage intake of herbal concoction (Agbo Jedi/Eyin) which was said to have been an order of the day in our society with a negative effect on our kidneys.

Chief Ojo Olabode, who appreciated the management of the hospital and the medical team for extending the medical outreach to the community, on behalf of Olufaki of Ifaki-Ekiti, Oba John Falore, enjoined the participants to adhere strictly to all the given medical tips and pieces of advice for their own good.

Dr Obajolowo of Renal and MLS Adeleke of Chemical Pathology Units along other Senior Medical Experts from the units and other relevant personnel were on board to attend to the people.