Hyderabad: On the occasion of World Stroke Day, Yashoda Hospitals Group on Thursday launched an awareness program ‘Join the Fight against Stroke’ aimed at spreading awareness on brain strokes.
The Hyderabad Police Commissioner, Anjani Kumar inaugurated the campaign at Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad and urged people over 50 years to have regular medical check-ups, as their age group tends to suffer strokes more than any other demographic.
Yashoda Hospitals has a dedicated team of experienced stroke neurologists and ‘Stroke on Wheels’ aimed at providing specialized, brain saving care to stroke victims before reaching hospital, a press release said. “As a center of excellence in neuro care, we are committed to provide state-of-the art stroke care across the region for years,” said Dr. G. S. Rao, Managing Director, Yashoda Group of Hospitals.
Dr. R.N.Komal Kumar, Senior Neurologist and Stroke Specialist, Yashoda Hospitals said that when there is a stroke, family members should immediately call the hospital’s stroke ambulance number (105910).
“Thrombolysis and pre-hospital care will be delivered in the ambulance and patient will be monitored by trained doctor, EMT in the ambulance. This way, stroke victims will receive treatment within the golden hour, thus reducing damage to brain cells,” Dr.Kumar said.
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