screening camp for prisoners


chennai India

Date of event

1 March 2024 


This was a cross sectional observational study done for five days from  1st March to 5th march 2024 as a part of world kidney day (second thursday of march) in Puzhal central prison , Chennai, India. Participants were informed about the kidney health screening program by means of pamphlets and banners prior to the proposed date. On each  day of the camp , prisoners  were screened from 9 am to 4 pm  by a team of nephrologists by means of history taking, clinical questionnaire, clinical examination-height, weight, BMI, blood pressure measurement and laboratory tests which included urine albumin,urine sugar, random blood sugar and serum creatinine. The aims of this study were: 1.    To determine the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes mellitus among prisoners. 2.    To screen for asymptomatic renal diseases in this population and, 3.    To spread awareness regarding kidney health in this population.

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