Everyone must know what a stroke is and its management since it changes the life of an individual and also of society, professor of neurology of AIIMS (New Delhi) and president-elect of Indian Stroke Society Padma Srivastava said here on Saturday.
There should be stroke care centres in every town and small place and not just the major cities and they should be known to the people, said Dr. Padma Srivastava while stressing the need for a comprehensive and quickly reachable treatment for those who suffered a stroke. She was speaking after inaugurating a one-day stroke update organised by the SevenHills Hospitals.
Advice to youngsters
She advised the youngsters to think and keep asking themselves why and when, to improve their knowledge.
Superintendent of King George Hospital M. Madhusudhana Babu said it was necessary to make the people understand what stroke is and its treatment since 15 million non-fatal strokes were being reported every year all over the world. Updates would help the medical professionals to gain more knowledge about stroke, he added.
Neurophysician of SevenHills Hospitals and convenor of the update R.V. Narayana explained about the programme.
Neurophysicians like V. Satyanarayana, K. Venkateswarlu, Sibasankar Dalai, Jaydip R. Chaudhuri and others spoke. On Friday night Dr. Padma Srivastava inaugurated stroke care centre at the SevenHills Hosptials.