Hyderabad is hosting the World Stoke Congress. Nearly 2200 stroke experts descended on the city to participate in a four-day conference, which began here today.
According to Dr. Jeyaraj Pandian, Co-Chair of the World Stoke Congress and a top stroke neurologist in India, a stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of the brain cuts off. In 85 per cent cases stroke happens by a Blockage and reaming 15 per cent cases by Bleeding. BP, High Cholesterol, Type 2 Diabetes, Atrial Fibrillation(irregular beating of the heart), Heart disease, Smoking are some of the medical problems that can increase a risk of having a stroke. In India alone, 1.7 million new stroke cases occur every year. Stroke affects young people in India during their productive period of life. The reasons for this are due to unorganized lifestyles and poor food habits. After stroke care significantly reduces the risk of death.
Dr. C. Laxma Reddy, Minister for Health, Government of Telangana, while addressing the inauguration of World Stoke Congress, said TS Govt has established ICUs exclusively for stroke patients in all govt hospitals across Telangana state. We want government hospitals in the state to be stroke-ready hospitals he said.(NSS)