HYDERABAD: Aware Gleneagles Global Hospitals now has dedicated helpline number 7330999641 for quick management of neurological stroke. The helpline number was launched by leading neurologists Dr Suresh Reddy and Dr Rahul Konduri at the hospital premises at LB Nagar pon Wednesday.
“The golden window period of fourhours is extremely critical and as part of ‘Community Connect initiative, we plan to educate the general practitioners as well as the population at large to identify the symptoms of neurological stroke and send them to the nearest hospital which provides specialized care”, said Dr Sharath Chandran, Chief Operating Officer (COO).
“Neurological Stroke can lead to partial or full paralysis of the body, leading to a healthy individual running the risk of being bedridden for life.
Timely treatment is extremely critical for management of stroke. Getting the person suspected of a stroke to the hospital where thrombolysis can be done is extremely critical, the window period available for all these treatment is 4 hours and its our duty to support these people to be accessible to treatment.
Today we have a large number of patients among us who have been successfully been treated and managed after an episode of stroke” said Dr. Suresh Reddy.
Suresh (name changed), aged 35 years, who was treated at the hospital six months back spoke about how timely intervetion helped him get back to his normal life. Raju is a father of 3 kids and is the sole bread winner of the family.
He urged on the need for every individual to have easy access to specialized treatment after the condition of stroke is detected.