Gurgaon; October 29, 2015: Renowned Neurologist, Dr. AN Jha (Chairman-Institute of Neurosciences) at Medanta – The Medicity and the Medanta Institute of Neurosciences today organised a Stroke Awareness Talk on the occasion of World Stroke Day 2015. As a part of the event, Dr. AN Jha addressed a gathering on the grave situation of brain stokes in India and advised on their prevention and leading a healthy life.
The general awareness around stroke are low in India therefore, theme for this years’ Stroke Day is “Spot a Stroke – FAST” which is familiarising people with the symptoms of stroke to help identify it and take action within the golden hour. FAST stands for facial drooping, arms weakening, slurred speech and timely calling of an ambulance.
Stroke, also known as Cerebro Vascular Accident (CVA), occurs when there is an interruption of the blood flow to the brain resulting in a sudden loss of neurological function. This can lead to a range of deficits including changes in the level of consciousness as well as impairments of motor, cognitive, sensory, perceptual and language function and almost 15 per cent strokes are hitting people in their 30s and 40s and this surely calls for immediate attention.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta said “Unlike a heart attack, brain stroke has alarmingly low levels of awareness in India. Today, the onus to create awareness around stroke lies with us, the medical fraternity, so that everyone understands it the way they understand a heart attack. Only then we will be able to win this battle against stroke.”
Dr. AN Jha added, “Medanta institute of Neurosciences offers super specialization in the form of neuro surgery, neurology, neuro interventional/endovascular surgery and neuro critical care. We are adept at handling the most complicated neuro cases here. The institute is also a harbinger of latest techniques like the neuro-intervention technique of mechanical recanalization used in acute stroke cases which is a path breaking advancement in treatment of stroke and paralytic attacks and has given hope to doctors and physicians all over the world.”
For Stroke talk, Medanta also had a few patients who have recovered from Stroke, to come and talk to the residents along with the experts.
Medanta – The Medicity is one of India’s largest multi-super specialty institutes located in Gurgaon, a bustling town in the National Capital Region. Founded by eminent cardiac surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, the institution has been envisioned with the aim of bringing to India the highest standards of medical care along with clinical research, education and training. Medanta is governed under the guiding principles of providing medical services to patients with care, compassion, commitment.
Spread across 43 acres, the institute includes a research center, medical and nursing school. It has 1250 beds and over 350 critical care beds with 45 operation theatres catering to over 20 specialties. Medanta houses six centers of excellence which will provide medical intelligentsia, cutting-edge technology and state- of-the-art infrastructure with a well-integrated and comprehensive information system.