इंडियन आवाज़     24 Mar 2019 02:12:11      انڈین آواز

Walkathon to mark World Stroke Day

Stroke survivors took part in a walkathon to raise awareness on stroke


A walkathon was organized today in Sector 62, Noida by Neurosurgery Department of Fortis Hospital to mark World Stroke Health Day.

The walk was led by Dr. Rahul Gupta, Additional Director of Neurosurgery, Dr. Jyoti Bala Sharma, Head of Neurology and Dr. Dina Shah, Additional Director, Department of Emergency of Fortis Hospital.

An awareness talk was also organised by Fortis Hospital to create awareness among people regarding stroke. About 20 stroke survivors took part in the walkathon and shared their story.

A survivor of stroke said, “We were very excited when the hospital told us about the walkathon. Most of us have completely recovered from the stroke. We hope this walkathon will inspire others,”

Dr. Rahul Gupta said that these stroke survivors are now leading active life and they prove that timely proper treatment help stroke survivors get back to their feet. These survivors are the living example of the fact that stroke can be cured easily with timely intervention.

Dr. Rahul Gupta said, “A stroke attack can happen to anyone and across all age groups, social strata and gender. It is alarming to see the increase in stroke cases and the age bracket for stroke decrease, as almost 12% of stroke patients are under the age of 40 years. Those suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood cholesterol and intake of oral contraceptives are especially at risk.”

Dr. Jyoti Bala Sharma said, “It is important to stress the importance of awareness programs to stress the fact that stroke is treatable and preventable.”

Dr. Dina Shah said, “Stroke in India is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among youth. The main cause for this increase includes stress levels, poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. If left untreated, it can cause irrepressible damage to brain cells, impeding motor and speech skills.”

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



BJP website goes live with a tagline — Phir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar

Our Correspondent / New Delhi n Bharatiya Janata Party’s website was allegedly hacked has come live almost ...

Congress demands Lokpal probe into BJP’s ‘Yeddyurappa Diaries’

BJP dismisses Congress allegations over reported payoffs to its top leaders   Agencies / New Delhi ...

BJP Releases First List: PM Modi to Contest from Varanasi, Amit Shah Gets Advani’s Seat

BJP Releases First List: PM Modi to Contest from Varanasi, Amit Shah Gets Advani's Seat   File ph ...


India down Asian Games champion Japan 2-0 in Azlan Shah hockey opener

  HSB / Ipoh (Malaysia) Scoring a goal in each half, Indian downed Asian Games champion Japan 2-0 in th ...

Prajnesh makes it to Miami Masters main draw

India's number one singles player, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, has made it to the main draw of the Miami Open, his s ...

Mandhana, Jhulan at top of ICC Women’s ODI Rankings

Indian duo of Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami continue to top the batting and bowling charts in the latest ...



116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...


Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has ...


@Powered By: Logicsart