Stroke cases amongst young adults at the peak during pandemic; up by 100% – Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai

With an aim to spread awareness, Global Hospital, Parel, successfully launched a campaign #NoStrokeForMe on World Stroke Day

Mumbai, 28th October 2021: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in India, with the incidence of neurological disorders doubling in the recent past. Data from Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, cited 100% rise in stroke cases amongst people below the age group of 50 years during the covid pandemic (2020-2021). With incidence of stroke being higher in men than women, experts attribute this increase to many lifestyle factors such as stress, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, high cholesterol and unmanageable blood pressure. To address this need and provide a detailed outlook on Stroke Management, Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai has launched a campaign “#NoStrokeForMe” on the eve of World Stroke Day.

The campaign launch of “#NoStrokeForMe” was graced by Mr. Vishwas Narayan Nangare-Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) as Chief Guest and renowned Marathi Cinestar Mr. Ashok Saraf as Guest of Honour. Dr Shrish Hastak, Regional Director Neurology, Stroke and Neuro Critical Care and Dr. Nitin Dange, Incharge – Interventional Stroke Unit & Senior Consultant Neuro Surgery addressed the police force, shedding light on the importance of creating awareness on stroke, laying emphasis on 4-and-a-half-hour window to save a life, extended window period of 24 hours in selected stroke patients and other steps to prevent disability in a patient suffering from stroke.

The hospital also felicitated real life heroes who brought their loved ones on-time and kept in mind the Golden hour for stroke. Dr Shrish Hastak, Regional Director Neurology, Stroke and Critical Care, Global Hospital, Parel said, “A stroke in the human body occurs when the supply of blood and oxygen is interrupted and hence it is time sensitive. At the event today, we felicitated family members and care givers of stroke patients who recognized the symptoms and rushed them to the hospital well in time ensuring that they were administered effective treatment at the right time. Timely action helped save life of patients from varied ages.” Dr. Hastak is the first doctor to setup a stroke unit in Western India, launched a helpline number and website for stroke.

1 in every 4 persons will have a stroke in their lifetime and it is a leading cause of disability. As a part of the World Stroke Day, celebrated on 29th October worldwide, Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai organized a public awareness drive through screening camps to know their stroke risk.

Dr Nitin Dange is among the first 5 in the city for his skills in Advanced Interventional Neurology. Sharing his experience and knowledge towards stroke cases, Dr. Dange stated, “Mechanical Thrombectomy today has become a boon to stroke patients as it has extended the window period from 4 and half hours to 24 hours in selected stroke patients. Today in this event we are seeing these stroke patients hale and hearty; sharing their experiences which is an ultimate testimony to the success of advances in Neurosciences”

Speaking on the occasion of World Stroke Day, Dr. Vivek Talaulikar – CEO Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai said, “In this pandemic we have seen a phenomenal rise of prevalence of stroke in the younger population below 50 years of age, than the pre-pandemic era and this is a sombre cause of concern. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability and contributes to 65% of disability in Stroke survivors resulting in unemployment thereby adversely affecting the economy of the country. Global Hospital, Parel is fortified to manage all kinds of stroke with well-experienced Neurologists, Neurosurgeons and best-in-class imaging and Cath Lab facilities. In every stroke case time plays most significant role hence Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai has introduced Zero Deposit on admission for acute stroke patients.”

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