To mark the World Brain Health Day observed on October 29, NIMHANS organized research camps through the Karnataka Brain Health Initiative (KaBHI) in Chikkaballapur, Ramanagara and Kolar. More than 1,000 people were surveyed on Saturday.
A number of events including training programs for nurses and other staff, e-paper competitions, press releases and other media events were organized throughout the month, said Girish Kulkarni, Professor of Neurology, of who manages the Stroke Unit at NIMHANS.
A series of four videos on stroke awareness in Kannada and an exercise booklet were released in a program organized to mark the day.
Vikram Huded, Chairman, Interventional Neurology Subsection, Indian Academy of Neurology, who is also part of the Indian Stroke Association, said that there are not enough neuro-interventionists in the country to treat patients on time. “For a population of 30 crore in the US, there are 900 neuro-interventionists and in India for a population of 130 crore there are about 250 neuro-interventionists,” he said.
NIMHANS is a multi-specialty hospital with a 24-bed intensive care unit for the care and management of chronic diseases. i and long. With state-of-the-art facilities and neuroimaging facilities, services and procedures are offered around the clock – including emergency emergencies such as intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy.
A multidisciplinary team, consisting of experts from different fields at NIMHANS, is working to provide quality care and support. The team also runs a Specialty Stroke Clinic on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.