Thursday, 15 September 2016

Interview with Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha, Chief - Kidney Transplant Unit,

Posted by Anup Baral | September 15, 2016 :
Most disease of the kidney attack the filtering units of the kidneys—the nephrons—and damage their ability to eliminate wastes and excess fluids. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the presence of kidney damage, or a decreased level of kidney function, for a period of three months or more.After 6 years of work at UK hospitals in Kidney, Liver and Pancreas transplantation, he resigned from the UK Government job to return to Nepal. As Kidney Transplant Surgeon and Chief of the Kidney Transplant Unit, Bir hospital, carried out nearly 100 kidney transplants with ‘World Class’ results in the cheapest price. He still holds registration of General Medical Council to practice in the UK. Recognising his contribution on Organ Donation and Transplantation, the government of Nepal has recently awarded him with an Excellent Health Service Award 2012.

Currently, he is working as an Executive Director of newly established Human Organ Transplant Center, Bhaktapur. He has a vision of making this 100 bedded center ‘State of the Art’ multi-organ transplant hospital in Nepal His part of income at Nidan Hospital will go to Aarogya Foundation- the organization which he established together with Ani Chhoying Dorlma and other prominent personalities of the country to help poor needy people with kidney diseases.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.