Wockhardt Hospitals organize Walkathon to raise awareness on World Stroke Day

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In a bid to create awareness towards Stroke, Wockhardt hospitals organized a Walkathon in the Shankar Nagar Area.

Dr. Ankur Jain (Consultant- Neurology), Dr. Amit Bhatti (Consultant- Interventional Neurology), and Abhinandan Dastenavar (Centre Head) spoke on the importance of Stroke Ready Hospital and how is Wockhardt a stroke-ready Hospital.

The Walkathon had more than 50 participants. The aim of this event was to make people aware of stroke, its causes, and its signs. In a recent survey, it has been discovered that more than 85% of affected people fail to recognize early signs of stroke which is alarming.

Dr. Ankur Jain and Dr. Amit Bhatti gave a presentation on Stroke awareness and also demonstrated ways to deal with Stroke.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Bhatti said, “One in four persons has a lifetime risk of stroke. Stroke is not only life-threatening but the survivors are rendered disabled for the rest of their life. On 29th October which is celebrated as world stroke day, I would like to highlight the importance of timely treatment of acute ischemic stroke”.

“If any patient with symptoms of stroke reaches a stroke-ready hospital within 4.5 hours of onset, he can be given clot lysing or removal therapy which can actually reverse paralysis and the ensuing morbidity. Stroke-ready hospital means a center that has round-the-clock availability of brain imaging in the form of CT OR MRI scans and is also equipped to give thrombolytic therapy”, Dr. Bhatti explained further.

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