Siliguri, 22nd July: Neurological disorders have become a major health concern as they are the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death worldwide. About 30 million people in India suffer from various forms of neurological diseases and the average prevalence rate is as high as 2,394 patients per 1,00,000 of the population.
Every year since 2014, July 22nd is observed as World Brain Day, with the mission to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide. Every year, on World Brain Day, an area of neurology is highlighted that needs the world's attention. This year's World Brain Day theme is “Stop Multiple Sclerosis", dedicated to raising awareness for this inflammatory demyelinating condition.
To raise awareness about the importance of brain health and neurological disorders, the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Kins Health celebrated World Brain Day by organising various events. Prior a week, messages about brain health and Multiple Sclerosis were shared amongst the people of the region through digital platforms, articles and blogs by eminent neurologist and neurosurgeon, free check-ups by Dr Swayam Prakash, Senior Consultant Neurologist, Kins Health and Dr Harish Kr Ojha, Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Kins Health were provided to the patients. A discount was offered to people on CT scans for neurological disorders. On July 22, a live Q & A session was conducted for general awareness of brain disorders and brain health for the general public, clinical and health care professionals.
Resident Medical Officers (RMO) and nurses of Kins presented videos about different neurological disorders and also participated in poster and craft competitions. Addressing the media at a press conference, Dr Sekhar Chakraborty, Medical Director, Kins Health said, “Awareness is the key to disease management. Knowledge about brain health is one of the key components in ensuring better treatment and control.”
Dr Swayam Prakash, Senior Consultant Neurologist, Kins Health also added by saying,“ Knowledge is unproductive unless it is spread beyond the community of Scholars. Hence, creating awareness and spreading information regarding brain health will have a far-reaching impact on people's health.”
Dr Harish Kr Ojha, Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Kins Health said, “Early detection and prevention is always the best option to cope with neurological disorders. With the help of timely and quality medical guidance, patients with a neurological disorder can lead a happy and long life.”
Kins Health has been conducting health-related events for awareness and education of the general public for the last 10 years and is committed to continuing doing so in the future.