Tribune News Service
Amritsar, October 9
To create awareness and boost the morale of dialysis patients, a dialysis delivery network in the private sector today flagged off a bike expedition to Delhi from the holy city. The expedition will see participation of six persons, who need dialysis in routine.
Sohil Bhagat, vice-president of NephroPlus, which is organising the event, said, “This event echoes our fundamental belief that people on dialysis can lead normal lives. We are positive that seeing fellow people on dialysis take part in this expedition will dramatically improve the confidence of kidney patients across India.”
The expedition would cover 400 km across eight cities in four days. Keeping in view the medical needs of the bikers, a fully equipped ambulance capable of conducting a dialysis session en route would accompany the expedition.
In an interaction with the media here today, Bhagat said the format of the expedition was going to be a relay, where individual riders cover a distance set in advance, post which the baton is passed on to the rider at the next location. The event is a curtain-raiser to the second edition of the world’s only Dialysis Olympiad to be held in Thyagaraj Sports Complex, New Delhi, on October 29.
Talking about Dialysis Olympiad, Bhagat said the event would unroll a series of Olympic-style activities like running, cycling, basketball, exclusively for those on dialysis.
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