In India, the detection of Chronic Kidney Disease is often delayed due to minimal symptoms. In most cases, the kidney function is impaired by the time the patient is detected. A CKD patient has a high pill burden typically taking 15 to 20 pills along with frequent injections & sometimes even dialysis. This impacts patient’s quality of life. Given the high pill burden, treatment and adherence are critical for better outcomes. However, it is observed that many a times doctors are not able to address patient's queries as frequently.
CHEER (Committed to Help Educate and Encourage Renal Patients) is a patient-assistance program which helps them adhere and comply
to the therapy by the following value-added services.
1. Health tips SMS - Given in regional language, these tips are for patients about kidney care, nutrition and physical activity.
2. Dose reminder & query phone calls - These calls help remind patients about the next dose & help discuss any queries they have about kidney care.
3. Hb monitoring and tracking- The Hb monitoring & tracking helps doctors check the impact of treatment
An integrated solution, CHEER offers a persistence tracker to the treating physician, which helps them know the compliance of their patients to therapy.
Total number of CKD patients reached through the program
Total number of active patients benefited everyday from CHEER
Total number of patients screened through Cresp camps