NHMMI Narayana Multispeciality Hospital organises Health Talk

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Oct 2018 11:24:22


Staff Reporter,


In order to spread awareness on brain stroke, NHMMI Narayana Multispeciality Hospital recently launched a “Brain Stroke Ready” campaign. As a part of this campaign, the hospital hosted a public event on 28 October, evening before “World Stroke Day” in which experts from NHMMI Narayana Multispeciality Hospital delivered speech on identification of stroke, its treatment and prevention.

“According to WHO, stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. As per an estimate, around 1.5 crore cases of stroke occurs worldwide every year out of which one third victims die and one third are left permanently disabled” told Dr H P Sinha, Consultant Neurologist, NHMMI Narayana Multispeciality Hospital. “Every month 50-60 Stroke patient reach our hospital which gives us an idea about how concerning the situation is.” he added.

Brain Stroke, commonly called as Stroke, is a medical emergency which happens when a part of the brain does not get enough oxygen due to which the brain tissue starts dying. This is a life-threatening condition which can also lead to life-long disability to the patient. Hence, prompt medical attention is necessary in case of a stroke to save the patient’s life and avoid disability.

“The key to save lives of stroke victims is time because by every minute the diagnosis and treatment are delayed it becomes increasingly difficult to save the patient and prevent permanent paralysis.” said Dr Prashant Kumar, consultant Neurologist, NHMMI Narayana Multispeciality Hospital. “By spreading awareness and educating public on Stroke, we can help stroke victims get proper medical care in time” he added.

Usually Stroke victims have a golden window of 4.5 hours. If the patient is given thrombolytic drugs in that period, the chances of saving his/her life increases significantly. “The idea behind organising this event was to make people aware about the signs of stroke so that they can identify it. In this event, we also discussed how certain lifestyle modifications can help to minimise the risk of stroke” said Dr Manish Taori, Consultant Neurosurgeon, NHMMI Narayana Multispeciality hospital. This informative session was attended by over 500 people. Dr Alok Kumar Swain, Senior Medical Superintendent along with other medical experts from NHMMI Narayana Multispeciality Hospital were also present.