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Over 200,000 people in Sri Lanka suffering from CKD

Over 200,000 people in Sri Lanka suffering from CKD
Over 200,000 people in Sri Lanka suffering from CKD

Ages of 15 to 70 are suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease

A team of Sri Lankan experts from the Kelaniya University have found during a study that over 200,000 people have currently been identified to be suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) has mainly affected the people of the North Central, Eastern, North Western and Uva Provinces where most paddy lands are located.

The study conducted by a team led by Professor Priyani Paranagama(Kelaniya University,Sri Lanka) had reportedly found that at least two persons died everyday due to kidney failure.

Studies have reportedly found that in the Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Badulla districts around 15% of the total population (around 200,000) between the ages of 15 to 70 are suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD).

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