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Kolkata hospital marks World Stroke Day

Kolkata, Oct 29 : Private hospital group Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals on Tuesday commemorated World Stroke Day in Kolkata.


On this occasion, Jayanta Roy, Consultant Neurologist and Stroke specialist, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals conducted a session on awareness of stroke and its prevention in society.

World Stroke Day is a worldwide campaign to increase the understanding of the solutions that exist to prevent and recognize stroke and its symptoms.

The objective is to raise awareness on the profound universal impact of stroke on individuals and families with particular emphasis on the appropriate quality long-term care and support for stroke-survivors, including their care providers.

The workshops and talks organized by Apollo Gleneagles on stroke management and treatment highlighted certain basic symptoms that all physicians should be well versed with.

Speaking on the occasion, Jayanta Roy, Consultant Neurologist and Stroke specialist, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, said, "In last one year, we are doing acute stroke thrombolysis regularly and more than 70 percent patients have achieved a positive outcome.

"We have an organised stroke unit to handle acute stroke of patients of all sorts, manned by stroke specialists, trained staff and nurses with a dedicated rehab team. More than 150 stroke patients have been treated here in last one year."

Senior Consultants in Neurology, Amitava Ghosh, Shankar Loharuka along with Jayanta Roy conducted a series of seminars and patient education program during World Stroke Day 2013.

--IBNS (Posted on 29-10-2013)

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