Nepal Society of Nephrology (NSN) has a long legacy of supporting and guarding the professional rights of nephrologists.

I am honored and thankful to its members for giving me this responsibility.

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, our responsibility has increased and become more challenging. As the situation did not permit us to meet physically, we are trying our best to continue CMEs on virtual platforms. During this tenure, with the help of executive members, I will try to organize CMEs outside the Kathmandu Valley once the pandemic settles. 

We will encourage the members to produce and strengthen the existing trained manpower like DM (nephrology), dialysis nurses, and technicians. The research will be our priority. We will concentrate on the national registry and journal publication. Our society has been involved in the development of different standards of protocols of the government in the past and we will continue this liaison with the government body for the betterment of the nephrology fraternity of the country.

The affiliation of NSN with international societies will bring up the opportunities to interact with the international community. I feel that this will help younger aspiring nephrologists of the country to extend their horizon.

There is no doubt that the kidney disease is expensive and for the country like ours its very necessary that we focus on prevention and awareness. I am thankful to our members who have been involved in this noble endeavor. But at this moment of the pandemic, this could not be carried out effectively so we have added patient's section on our website. In this section we will include various materials that could help the people to understand the kidney disease, preventive measures, and the treatment modalities.

I urge every member to be safe from the covid-19 and continue serving needy patients.

Lastly, I would like to extend my gratitude to our past president who have worked very hard to bring this society to this height. Along with my team, I will do my best to uplift the society to newer heights, for which I will be soliciting your support and suggestions.

Prof. Pramod Kumar Chhetri