With concerns mounting for COVID-19 and its impact on other chronic diseases, Mount Elizabeth Hospitals Singapore recently held a webinar, addressing the particular issues of kidney disease.
Dr Angeline Goh, Senior Consultant, Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Physician at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore, was the Expert Speaker in this webinar that was open to participants who had registered earlier.
Dr Goh started by highlighting the basics of kidney diseases and probable causes. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been growing concerns on how it will affect patients already suffering from chronic diseases. In this regard, Dr Goh shared findings and excerpts from medical studies regarding the impact of COVID-19 on patients with chronic kidney issues, as well as the possibility of the negative impact on the kidneys for someone who has contracted the virus. The webinar also included an interactive Q&A session for the participants to directly get information from Dr Goh.
Vincent Lai, Manager, Singapore Operation Division, Parkway Hospitals Singapore Pte. Ltd gave the welcoming speech as the event began. At the end of the webinar, Zahid Khan, Director, Bangladesh Office, Parkway Hospitals Singapore Pte. Ltd expressed his vote of thanks to Dr Goh, and all the participants for taking time to attend this event.