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Stroke causes 1 in 4 deaths in India, doctors at Hiranandani Hospital Vashi-A Fortis Network Hospital take up the cause this ‘World Stroke Day’

Clinicians from Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi addressing patients at the S...

~ Interactive session hosted by Dr Pawan Ojha for over 60 Stroke patients from Navi Mumbai, at the hospital ~

On the occasion of World Stroke Day, celebrated on the 29th of October, doctors at Hiranandani hospital Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital conducted a special program for over 60 past patients, in-house patients, their attendants, and the administrative staff. To observe this day and to enable the senior citizens of the society, the team also unveiled a Facebook Support Group, the ‘Stroke Support Group’ which was followed by a Q&A session. The admin team put up a skit on awareness for world stroke day, along with some dancing and singing.

Clinicians from Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi addressing patients at the S...

Dr Pawan Ojha, Consultant Neurologist & Stroke Specialist, Hiranandani Hospital Vashi-A Fortis Network Hospital addressed the Navi Mumbaikar’s on how to deal with incidents of stroke, tackling Depression and also about the need for a Stroke support group. Lending support to the initiative were Dr. Manisha Bobade, Facility director, Hiranandani hospital Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital, Dr.Hardik Patel, Physiotherapist, Hiranandani hospital Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital, Dr Pawan Ojha, Neurologist, Head, Headache & Vertigo Clinic, Hiranandani hospital Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital, Dr. Neeraj Jain Neurologist, Hiranandani hospital Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital, Dr.Ashok Hande, Neurosurgeon, Hiranandani hospital Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital, Dr. Soymen Dey, Uroglogist, Hiranandani hospital Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital, Dr.Shantanu Mallik, Pain management, Hiranandani hospital Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital, Dr.Rajesh Lalla, Neurologist, Hiranandani hospital Vashi – A Fortis Network Hospital

According to the studies, women encounter more incidences of stroke, as compared to men. Urban areas see higher number of patients suffering from stroke than rural areas. It is also found out that from the total number, 27% of them are from the younger generation. As per recent study; in Bangalore, people suffering a stroke at an average age of 55yrs, whereas, in Mumbai the average age is 66-67yrs. If a person gets a stroke there are 30% chances of him/her to die. Some studies say that incidents of stroke are more in developing countries compared to the developed countries. According to Dr Ojha, the youngest patient who suffered from a stroke and was rushed to Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi was an 18yr old. He explains that people who are into sports, upon getting a sudden jerk in the head, can suffer from clot formation leading to blockage in the heart, in age as young as 20-40yrs.

Speaking about the initiative, Dr Pawan Ojha, Consultant Neurologist & Stroke Specialist, Hiranandani Hospital Vashi-A Fortis Network Hospital said “It is disheartening to see that many people are not aware about identifying and tackling a stroke. The depression these patients go through is not accounted for, and many people do not even realize it. We need to have more support groups for such patients and try to lessen the stresses everyone goes through, in the daily life. A lot of youngsters have experienced strokes and its becoming an issue we need to do something about, on priority.”

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