Global Hospitals, Mumbai, a multi super specialty tertiary care hospital conducted a walkathon on the 29th of October 2018 on the occasion of World Stroke Day. This initiative was adorned by the presence of over 150 participants who walked with placards showcasing the FAST symptoms of stroke which represents Face, Arm, Speech and Timely help.
Stroke is a medical condition that occurs when a portion of the brain does not get enough oxygen due to which the brain tissue starts dying. It is an extremely dangerous condition that can also cause permanent damage to the patient. Hence, the mission of the walkathon was to inform the general public that a stroke is treatable and the patient needs to be taken to the nearest hospital within 4.5 hours.
Through the walkathon the participants were informed about the Do’s and Don’ts of a Stroke by renowned neurosurgeons Dr. Nitin Dange and Dr. Pankaj Aggarwal, who are associated with Global Hospitals, Mumbai and are a part of their Stroke team.
Dr Nitin Dange, Consultant Neurosurgeon,
from Global Hospitals, commented, “The number of casualties caused by a stroke has been rising over the years. Numerous factors ranging from a sedentary lifestyle to high stress levels are responsible for this rise. There is a lack of awareness around the disease as well. With the walkathon we aim to create awareness around strokes and stress on the fact that a stroke is treatable and preventable.”
About Global Hospitals:
Global Hospitals is a 450-bed facility comprises of 17-stories, housing state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced medical care facilities. The hospital offers end-to-end clinical, surgical and diagnostic services. It is equipped with a team of eminent medical professionals aided by qualified nurses and medical staff. Strengthening lives through compassionate care, innovative therapies and relentless efforts, it reflects in the DNA of our passionate team of doctors and dedicated clinical staff.
The Hospital offers advanced Endoscopic procedures, Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgeries, Surgical and Medical Gastroenterology, Bariatric Surgery and Robotic surgery. The hospital is a center of excellence for Orthopedics, Joint Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement surgery. The hospital has round-the-clock services for emergencies, critical care and trauma.
About Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai Enterprise:
Gleneagles Global Hospitals is part of Parkway Pantai, a fully owned subsidiary of IHH Healthcare. In India, Gleneagles Global Hospitals operates a chain of multi-super specialty hospitals offering tertiary and quaternary healthcare services with over 2,000 beds and state-of the-art, world-class hospitals in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. A pioneer in kidney, liver, heart and lung transplants, Gleneagles Global Hospitals provides comprehensive multi-organ transplant services in the country.