The symposium, which held at Radisson Blu, GRA, Ikeja, was sponsored by the bank with the support of Federal Ministry of Health and Lagos State Government.
The event had in attendance stakeholders from the health sector.
In his goodwill message on the World Kidney Day, the Managing Director/CEO of Polaris Bank, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, said: “Our partnership with Renal Dialysis Centre was to raise awareness, encourage prevention, detection and equitable access to care of kidney disease following the surge in cases of kidney failures and the challenges associated with seeking care and management of the disease that is proving fatal to most victims across all demographics”.
The CEO explained:“Our commitment as a bank to the fight against Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) like kidney, is part of our contribution to society, especially to keep Nigerians safe and abreast of every information about kidney diseases, its management and care.”
The CEO, Renal Dialysis Centre, John Okoh, disclosed the need for help, saying: “As part of the challenges facing kidney health in Nigeria, the cost of dialysis and kidney transplant is rather too high for middle income earners and everyday Nigerians who can barely afford it.”