Indian Medical Association is the only representative, national voluntary organiszation of Doctors of Modern Scientific System of Medicine, which look after the interest of doctors as well as the well-being of the community at large. It has its Headquarters in Delhi and State/Terr. branches in 30 States and Union Territories. It has over 2,60,000 doctors as its members through more than 1765 active local branches spread across the country.

Even by conservative estimates 1 in 10 people is said to suffer from kidney disease in general population worldwide. Diabetes and Hypertension account for over 2/3rd of the cases of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). As per recent Indian Council of Medical Research data, prevalence of both diabetes and hypertension in urban Indian adult population has risen to as high as 20%. With rising prevalence of various life style diseases in India, prevalence of kidney disease has also almost doubled in the last decade and is expected to rise further. Besides the large and ever growing burden of non communicable diseases (Diabetes and hypertension), various people are affected by kidney diseases due toOver-The-Counter (OTC) drugs and traditional medicines containing heavy metals which harm the kidneys.

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