The National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) is shocked and appalled by distasteful claims made by two viral social media postings attempting to promote a product to cure kidney disease. NKF was alerted of these scams when members of the public contacted the organisation to enquire about the legitimacy of the product. Further investigation led to the viral postings, which included two different tampered photos of NKF Malaysia that were taken at an event in 2015 and 2019 respectively.
NKF made it clear that it does not endorse such products that promote false claims on curing kidney disease. The postings on social media which promotes Jisheng Kidney Qi Tablets as cure for kidney disease without dialysis is clearly a scam that NKF will not tolerate.
“We take such scams very seriously, especially ones which portrayed to be endorsed by NKF. We would like to reiterate that we do not endorse products that claim to cure kidney disease, especially ones promoted by external links which are not related to NKF,” said NKF Malaysia Chairman Dato’ Dr Zaki Morad Mohamad Zaher.
“We at NKF provide advice on the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases based on evidence and consultation with our panel of experts. Over the years, there have been multiple claims made by pharmaceutical individuals and others in the medical line about products can prevent kidney disease or cure it. However, the public is advised to verify such claims either with their doctors or NKF first,” he added.
Following this, NKF has lodged two police reports for the two separate postings and also filed complaints with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Ministry of Health (MoH) for further investigation.
NKF further called on irresponsible parties to stop promoting such scams which preys on a patient’s emotional and mental state of health, especially during trying times like these as our country battles the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It is very irresponsible thing to do and promoting scams like these is unethical and immoral.
For credible information about kidney disease, treatment options, medications and to get the latest updates, do visit NKF Malaysia’s official website www.nkf.org.my or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.