Strong commitment and continuous efforts overcome chronic kidney disease cases

dr. Wachid

Jakarta, IO – Basic Health Research points out how the prevalence of chronic kidney disease has arisen from 2 per million in 2013 to 3.8 in 2018. The highest rates were recorded in North Kalimantan, North Maluku, and North Sulawesi. Director of Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases of the Ministry of Health Dr. Eva Susanti, SKp., MKes., stated that priority efforts to prevent and control chronic kidney disease would be carried out through promotion, prevention, and early detection. These efforts will be focused on a family approach in the life cycle. 

Efforts to prevent and control chronic kidney disease are very important, because the number of chronic kidney disease cases continues to rise. ”Strong commitment and continuous efforts to educate the public must be carried out, together with contributions from all related sectors. The goal is for people to familiarize themselves with risk factors and thus avoid chronic kidney disease,” she said, in an online seminar related to the commemoration of World Kidney Day in Jakarta, Tuesday (7/3/2023). 

On the same occasion, the General Manager of the Indonesian Nephrology Association (Pernefri), dr. Wachid Putranto, Sp.PD-KGH, FINASIM, who also serves as a specialist in internal medicine and is a consultant for kidney hypertension at Indriati Solo Baru Hospital, said that the use of drugs in an incorrect dosage, not taken according to a doctor’s prescription, can have an impact, resulting in kidney damage. That is why people are not to be careless in taking drugs. 

“Recently, many residents have been using analgesics or pain relievers for a long time. Usually, when people feel they have aches and pains, people choose to buy over-the-counter pain relievers. This also applies to people who have gout,” he stated.