'Need of more pediatric centres in India'

There is a need of more nephrology pediatric centres in the country to handle complexities related to kidney among children, an expert said on Thursday.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 04, 2014, 19:52 PM IST

New Delhi: There is a need of more nephrology pediatric centres in the country to handle complexities related to kidney among children, an expert said here Thursday.

"There is a need for pediatric dialysis centres and more doctors should be trained to handle the complexities related to kidney among children," said Arvind Bagga, professor, pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

He was speaking in the 12th Asian Congress of Pediatrics Nephrology, an event of the Asian Pediatrics Nephrology Association, held in Delhi after 20 years.

According to the AIIMS, at least 400 patients below 10 years are admitted to hospitals every month due to kidney disorders.

More than 400 delegates from all over the world, including 150 from India, will attend the three-day event Dec 4-6.

"During the event, parents were made aware on how their babies will undergo the ultra sound test," Bagga told IANS.

"Initially the cost of treatment processes will be high, the cost will come down later on," said Pankaj Hari, associate professor, pediatrics, AIIMS.