Bangladesh has two crore kidney patients and nearly 40,000 of them die annually due to renal failure, according to the Kidney Foundation. Kidney Foundation secretary Prof Md Muhibur Rahman told BSS that the number of chronic kidney patients increased by 50 per cent over the last 10 years and currently 18 per cent of the country's total population is suffering from the disease.
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Kidney diseases among the people under 15 are on the rise and they now constitute half of the total renal patients in the country, renal specialists said on Wednesday. The nephrologists said an estimated 49 lakh adolescents and children suffer from different kidney aliments and 50 thousand of them die each year due to renal failure. Ninety per cent of these patients die without treatment.
40,000 die of kidney failure every year in country Kidney Foundation Lottery begins today Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka Around 40,000 people die of kidney failure each year in the country as about 95 per cent people cannot afford kidney treatment due to high cost, speakers said at a press conference on Thursday. Number of kidney patients across the world was increasing gradually and nearly 1.80 crore people were affected by chronic kidney disease in the country, said Dr Harun-Ur-Rashid, president of Kidney Foundation, at the press conference held at Dhaka Club.