Chronic Kidney Failure Disease Aggravates The Conditions Of Covid-19 Patients, Can Lead To Death

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Chronic Kidney Failure Disease Aggravates The Conditions Of Covid-19 Patients, Can Lead To Death

JAKARTA — Covid-19 patients with comorbid chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a higher risk of fatality.

FK UNAIR Kidney Expert Prof. Djoko Santoso dr. SpPD KGH PhD FINASIM said, a study in Italy reported that the incidence of Covid-19 in CKD patients was 10 times higher than in the general population.

“Meanwhile, the mortality rate in CKD patients with Covid-19 is almost 10 times that of the CKD patient population without Covid-19,” he explained.

Data from the Covid-19 Task Force also noted that CKD patients had the greatest risk of dying from Covid-19, which was 13.7 times compared to people who did not have comorbidities.

“You can imagine the severity of the suffering of CKD survivors during this pandemic, where they have to routinely do dialysis in hospitals, while in fact hospitals are one of the places that have a high risk of transmitting Covid-19,” he explained.

It is known, CKD is also listed as being ranked fourth among eight catastrophic diseases or diseases that require high treatment costs and have complications that can be life-threatening.

So far, CKD is one of the diseases that suck up the biggest financing by BPJS Health.

Prof. Djoko said that the campaign for World Kidney Day which is commemorated in the second week of March every year is actually difficult to carry out, especially during the pandemic.

But he asked the public to be optimistic in maintaining kidney health.

“We must also continue to hope that the incidence of CKD can be immediately reduced and CKD patients can receive safe and quality health services, both during the current pandemic and in the future,” he said.

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